subscript

Noun

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Noun

**subscript** (*plural* subscripts)

- (
*typography*) A type of lettering form written lower than the things around it.*In chemical formulas the number of atoms in a molecule is written as a***subscript**, so we write H_{2}O for water which has two atoms of hydrogen for each one of oxygen.

- (
*computing*) A numerical index into an array.

- French: indice, lettre inférieure
- German: Subskript, Tiefstellung, tiefgestelltes Zeichen, tiefgestelltes Druckzeichen, tiefstehendes Zeichen
- Portuguese: subscrito
- Russian: ни́жний и́ндекс
- Spanish: subíndice

**subscript** (subscripts, *present participle* subscripting; *past and past participle* subscripted)

- (
*mathematics, science, typography, transitive, of a variable*) To provide with a subscript.**1996**, Nancy A. Lynch,*Distributed Algorithms*, Elsevier, page 210:- As in the chapters on the synchronous model, we use the convention of
**subscripting**a variable by the index of the process at which the variable resides.

- As in the chapters on the synchronous model, we use the convention of
**2011**, William M. Davis (original author Cifford E. Dykstra),*Physical Chemistry: A Modern Introduction*(Second Edition), CRC Press, page 424:- The elements of these matrices are
**subscripted**with a row–column index, that is, with two integers that give the row and column position in the array.

- The elements of these matrices are

- (
*mathematics, science, typography, transitive, of a text*) To convert to a subscript form.

**subscript** (*not comparable*)

- Written underneath.

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