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lowercase

[ loh-er-keys ]
/ ˈloʊ ərˈkeɪs /
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adjective
(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 the first word in a sentence, etc. Examples: a, b, q, r.
Printing. pertaining to or belonging in the lower case.Compare case2 (def. 8).
verb (used with object), low·er·cased, low·er·cas·ing.
to print or write with a lowercase letter or letters.
noun
a lowercase letter.
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Origin of lowercase

First recorded in 1675–85

Other definitions for lowercase (2 of 2)

lower case
[ loh-er ]
/ ˈloʊ ər /

noun Printing.
See under case2 (def. 8).

Origin of lower case

First recorded in 1675–85
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British Dictionary definitions for lowercase

lower case

noun
a compositor's type case, in which the small letters are kept
adjective lower-case
of or relating to small letters
verb lower-case
(tr) to print with lower-case letters
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