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UPPER-CASE LETTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does upper-case letter mean? 

UPPER-CASE LETTER (noun)
  The noun UPPER-CASE LETTER has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: UPPER-CASE LETTER used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UPPER-CASE LETTER (noun)


Sense 1upper-case letter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

capital letter; majuscule; upper-case letter; uppercase; capital

Context example:

printers once kept the type for capitals and for small letters in separate cases; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters

Hypernyms ("upper-case letter" is a kind of...):

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

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "upper-case letter"):

small cap; small capital (a character having the form of an upper-case letter but the same height as lower-case letters)


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