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adjective low·er·case \ˌlō-ər-ˈkās\

Definition of lowercase

of a letter

  1. :  having as its typical form a f g or b n i rather than A F G or B N I

lowercase

noun

Origin and Etymology of lowercase

from the compositor's practice of keeping such types in the lower of a pair of type cases


First Known Use: 1683


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lowercase

verb low·er·case

Definition of lowercase

lowercased

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lowercasing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to print or set in lowercase letters

1895

First Known Use of lowercase

1895


LOWERCASE Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective low·er·case \ˌlō-ər-ˈkās\

Definition of lowercase for English Language Learners

  • : having as its typical form a, b, c rather than A, B, C : not capital


LOWERCASE Defined for Kids

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adjective low·er·case \ˌlō-ər-ˈkās\

Definition of lowercase for Students

  1. :  having the form a, b, c, rather than A, B, C

lowercase

noun <The letters are written in lowercase.>


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