Meaning of “superscript” in the English Dictionary

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"superscript" in British English

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superscriptnoun [ U ], adjective

uk /ˈsuː.pə.skrɪpt/ us /ˈsuː.pɚ.skrɪpt/

(a word, letter, number, or symbol) written or printed just above a word, letter, number, or symbol, usually in a smaller size:

References to the notes are given in superscript.

(Definition of “superscript” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)