case-sensitive

adjective

case-sen·​si·​tive ˈkās-ˈsen(t)-sə-tiv How to pronounce case-sensitive (audio)
-ˈsen(t)s-təv
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of case-sensitive was in 1981

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“Case-sensitive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/case-sensitive. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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