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# Coefficient vs. Subscript

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Subscriptnoun

(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 H2O for water which has two atoms of hydrogen for each one of oxygen.’;

Coöperating; acting together to produce an effect.

Subscriptnoun

(computing) A numerical index into an array.

Coefficientnoun

That which unites in action with something else to produce the same effect.

Subscriptverb

To provide with a subscript.

Coefficientnoun

A number or letter put before a letter or quantity, known or unknown, to show how many times the latter is to be taken; as, 6x; bx; here 6 and b are coefficients of x.

Subscriptverb

To convert to a subscript form.

Coefficientnoun

A number, commonly used in computation as a factor, expressing the amount of some change or effect under certain fixed conditions as to temperature, length, volume, etc.; as, the coefficient of expansion; the coefficient of friction.

Written underneath.

Coefficientnoun

a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic

Written below or underneath; as, iota subscript. (See under Iota.) Specifically (Math.), said of marks, figures, or letters (suffixes), written below and usually to the right of other letters to distinguish them; as, a, n, 2, in the symbols Xa, An, Y2. See Suffix, n., 2, and Subindex.

Coefficient

In mathematics, a coefficient is a multiplicative factor in some term of a polynomial, a series, or any expression; it is usually a number, but may be any expression (including variables such as a, b and c). When variables appear in the coefficients, they are often called parameters, and must be clearly distinguished from those representing other variables in an expression.

Subscriptnoun

Anything written below.

Subscriptnoun

a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character