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Subscript

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subscript

Written below or underneath; as, iota subscript.

(Science: mathematics) (See iota) Specifically, said of marks, figures, or letters (suffixes), written below and usually to the right of other letters to distinguish them; as, a, n, 2, in the symbols Xa, An, Y2. See Suffix, 2, and subindex.

Origin: L. Subscriptus, p.p. See Subscribe.