uppercase

[ uhp-er-keys ]
/ ˈʌp ərˈkeɪs /

adjective

(of an alphabetical character) capital.
Printing. pertaining to or belonging in the upper case.

verb (used with object), up·per·cased, up·per·cas·ing.

to print or write with an uppercase letter.

noun

a capital letter.

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Origin of uppercase

First recorded in 1730–40; upper1 + case2

Definition for uppercase (2 of 2)

upper case

noun Printing.

See under case2 (def. 8).

Origin of upper case

First recorded in 1675–85
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British Dictionary definitions for uppercase

upper case
/ printing /

noun

the top half of a compositor's type case in which capital letters, reference marks, and accents are kept

adjective (upper-case when prenominal)

of or relating to capital letters kept in this case and used in the setting or production of printed or typed matter

verb upper-case

(tr) to print with upper-case letters; capitalize
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