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lowercase

adjective low·er·case \ ˌlō-ər-ˈkās \

Definition of lowercase

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

lowercase

noun

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Origin and Etymology of lowercase

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


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lowercase

verb

Definition of lowercase

lowercased; lowercasing
transitive verb
:to print or set in lowercase letters

First Known Use of lowercase

1895


lower case

noun

Definition of lower case

:a type case containing lowercase letters and usually figures, punctuation marks, spaces, and quads (see 2quad) — compare upper case

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First Known Use of lower case

1683


LOWERCASE Defined for English Language Learners

lowercase

adjective

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

lowercase

adjective low·er·case \ ˌlō-ər-ˈkās \

Definition of lowercase for Students

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

lowercase

noun
  • The letters are written in lowercase.


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