case-sensitive

adjective case-sen·si·tive \ ˈkās-ˈsen(t)-sə-tiv , -ˈsen(t)s-təv \

Definition of case-sensitive

: requiring correct input of uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Having the Caps Lock key on accidentally can also lead to a frustrating series of "wrong password" alerts when trying to use a case-sensitive password for your office network or Internet provider.
  • —J. D. Biersdorfer

First Known Use of case-sensitive

1981

in the meaning defined above

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