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Appendix:Superscript

TranslingualEdit

Typographical usageEdit

[superscript]

  1. (mathematics) Indicates the exponent (either as a number, or as a letter variable) in a power expression.
    3²=9
    2=16 for n=4
    • 2010, "The Late Philip J. Fry", season 6, episode 7 of Futurama
      [Fry, Bender and Professor Farnsworth are inside a time machine, travelling through the far future. Eventually, they watch the end of the universe.]
      Professor Farnsworth: The last proton should be decaying about now.
      [written on the time machine display]: YEAR 1×1040 AD
      Fry: Bye, last proton.
  2. (chemistry) Indicates the number of neutrons of an isotope.
    ³He
  3. (chemistry) The plus (+) or minus () sign indicate the charge of ions and subatomic particles. Usually, they are accompanied by a number, except when the number would be 1.
    NaCl
  4. Used for symbols that are secondary to the main text, such as , , ®.
  5. Footnotes and annotations. e.g. *, **, ,

See alsoEdit

Entry-like pages (edit)
Typography Capital letter · Superscript · Subscript
Italics · Boldface · Underline · Strikethrough
Semantics Possessive
Suprasegmentals Repetition

EnglishEdit

Typographical usageEdit

[superscript]

  1. Optionally used in abbreviations of ordinal numbers: 1ˢᵗ, 2ⁿᵈ, 3ʳᵈ, 4ᵗʰ = 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th.

PortugueseEdit

Typographical usageEdit

[superscript]

  1. Used in the abbreviations of ordinal numbers: , , , .
  2. Used in the abbreviations of some forms of address: ex.ᵐᵒ = excelentíssimo; m.ᵐᵒ = meritíssimo.

SpanishEdit

Typographical usageEdit

[superscript]

  1. Used in the abbreviations of ordinal numbers: , , , .