written above; esp., superior ()
Origin of superscriptClassical Latin superscriptus, past participle : see superscribe
a figure, letter, or symbol written above and to the side of another: in y and x, 2 and n are superscripts
A character set, printed, or written above and immediately to one side of another: In x2 the superscript is 2.
Origin of superscriptLatin superscrīptus, past participle of superscrībere, to write over; see superscribe.