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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
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One of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis
Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
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...):
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "upper-case letter"):
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