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UPPERCASE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does uppercase mean? 

UPPERCASE (noun)
  The noun UPPERCASE 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: UPPERCASE used as a noun is very rare.


UPPERCASE (adjective)
  The adjective UPPERCASE has 1 sense:

1. relating to capital letters which were kept in the top half of a compositor's type case

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


 Dictionary entry details 


UPPERCASE (noun)


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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 ("uppercase" 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 "uppercase"):

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

Antonym:

lowercase (the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case)


UPPERCASE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Relating to capital letters which were kept in the top half of a compositor's type case

Context example:

uppercase letters; X and Y and Z etc

Similar:

capital; great; majuscule (uppercase)

Also:

majuscule (of or relating to a style of writing characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters; 4th to 8th centuries)

Antonym:

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


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