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LOWERCASE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does lowercase mean? 

LOWERCASE (noun)
  The noun LOWERCASE has 1 sense:

1. the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case

  Familiarity information: LOWERCASE used as a noun is very rare.


LOWERCASE (adjective)
  The adjective LOWERCASE has 1 sense:

1. relating to small (not capitalized) letters that were kept in the lower half of a compositor's type case

  Familiarity information: LOWERCASE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LOWERCASE (noun)


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Meaning:

The characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

lower-case letter; lowercase; minuscule; small letter

Hypernyms ("lowercase" is a kind of...):

character; grapheme; graphic symbol (a written symbol that is used to represent speech)

Antonym:

uppercase (one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis)


LOWERCASE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Relating to small (not capitalized) letters that were kept in the lower half of a compositor's type case

Context example:

lowercase letters; a and b and c etc

Similar:

little; minuscule; small (lowercase)

Also:

minuscular; minuscule (of or relating to a small cursive script developed from uncial; 7th to 9th centuries)

Antonym:

uppercase (relating to capital letters which were kept in the top half of a compositor's type case)


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