Definition of subscript noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsʌbskrɪpt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌbskrɪpt//
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  1. 1a letter, number or symbol that is written or printed below the normal line of writing or printing A subscript is used for secondary stress. The subscript ‘B’ designates ‘Brown’. compare superscript
  2. 2(computing) a symbol, sometimes written as a subscript, used in a computer program to identify one part of an array (2)

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