American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A character set, printed, or written above and immediately to one side of another: In x2 the superscript is 2.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Written over or above the line: the opposite of subscript.
- n. The address of a letter; superscription.
- n. a type of lettering form that appears as a number, figure, or symbol above the normal line of type, located at the right or left of another symbol or text.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Superscription.
- adj. written or printed above and to one side of another character
- n. a character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character
- Latin superscrīptus, past participle of superscrībere, to write over; see superscribe. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: In those days typewriters didn't normally have that kind of superscript?”
“The numbers appear in the main part of the LCD window, and the current operator as a kind of superscript, above them.”
“We are more used to seeing the theorem in its algebraic face — a simple sum, with a superscript caveat: a2 + b2 = c2.”
“You really need to get the superscript for the exponents in your second update, otherwise it reads wrong.”
“Sorry for the messy representation, imagine the sharp corners of the V rounded, and mirror the 3, and raise the C to superscript level.”
“Considering the number of base changes needed to obtain this result, we calculate a probability of 10 (superscript) -30 that this sequence arose by spontaneous mutations.”
“That said, even at this early, semi-hidden stage, Cubed (named with the superscript 3″ in the Market) is a much better experience.”
“It defaults to the quick-and-dirty HTML that uses to superscript the number, but the Advanced section lets you instead insert CSS classes for the marker in the text, the marker that precedes the footnote, and for the footnote itself.”
“The memos used a superscript—a style of font—unavailable in typewriters of that day but commonly used later on personal computers.”
“This one courtesy of the sub- and superscript instructions, where Willie explores Chemistry:”
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