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  • lowercase — /loh euhr kays /, adj., v., lowercased, lowercasing, n. adj. 1. (of an alphabetical letter) of a particular form often different from and smaller than its corresponding capital letter, and occurring after the initial letter of a proper name, of… …   Universalium

  • lowercase — low•er•case [[t]ˈloʊ ərˈkeɪs[/t]] adj. v. cased, cas•ing, n. 1) pri (of an alphabetical letter) of a particular form often different from and smaller than its corresponding capital letter, as a, b, q, r 2) pri to print or write with a lowercase… …   From formal English to slang

  • lowercase — [lō′ər kās΄] n. [from their being kept in the lower of two cases of type] small letter type used in printing, as distinguished from capital letters (uppercase) adj. designating, of, or in lowercase vt. lowercased, lowercasing to print in or… …   English World dictionary

  • Letter case — For the minimalist musical sub genre, see Lowercase (music). For New Testament minuscules, see Category:Greek New Testament minuscules. Williamsburg eighteenth century press letters In orthography and typography, letter case (or just case) is the …   Wikipedia

  • lowercase —    To write faster than they could when writing only capital letters (uppercase), sixth century scribes simplified capital letter forms and developed miniscule letters. This was the origin of lowercase letters, which now comprise most of our… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • lowercase — I. adjective Etymology: from the compositor s practice of keeping such types in the lower of a pair of type cases Date: 1683 of a letter having as its typical form a f g or b n i rather than A F G or B N I • lowercase noun II. transitive verb (… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lowercase — I noun the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor s type case • Syn: ↑small letter, ↑lower case letter, ↑minuscule • Ant: ↑uppercase • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • letter case — noun a) the distinction between majuscule (uppercase) and minuscule (lowercase) letters. letter case (plural letter cases) b) a case used for carrying written letters …   Wiktionary

  • letter — The characters A Z (uppercase or lowercase) Another term for a message posted on a BBS …   Dictionary of telecommunications

  • lowercase — adj. (about a letter) minuscule, not in the capital form; pertaining to the lower case …   English contemporary dictionary

  • capital letter — noun one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis printers once kept the type for capitals and for small letters in separate cases; capitals were kept in the upper… …   Useful english dictionary

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