Meaning of subscript

sub•script

Pronunciation: (sub'skript), [key]
— adj.
  1. written below (distinguished from adscript, superscript).
  2. inferior (def. 9).
—n.
  1. inferior (def. 11).
  2. Also calledany character, number, or symbol written next to and slightly below another.
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