from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A character set, printed, or written above and immediately to one side of another: In x2 the superscript is 2.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Superscription.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Written over or above the line: the opposite of subscript.
- n. The address of a letter; superscription.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)