case-sensitive

adjective
case-sen·​si·​tive | \ ˈkās-ˈsen(t)-sə-tiv How to pronounce case-sensitive (audio) , -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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“Case-sensitive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/case-sensitive. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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