Sub·script a. Written below or underneath; as, iota subscript. (See under Iota.) Specifically Math., 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 X
Sub·script, n. Anything written below.
adj : written or printed below and to one side of another
character [syn: inferior] [ant: adscript, superscript]
n : a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or
slightly below and to the side of another character [syn:
inferior] [ant: superscript]