small capital

noun

Definition of small capital

: a letter having the form of but smaller than a capital letter (as in these words)

called also small cap

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ConocoPhillips attributed the small capital spending increase to extra exploration and appraisal efforts in Alaska and to the addition of another drilling rig in South Texas' Eagle Ford shale. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "ConocoPhillips posts flat profits, increases in spending and buybacks," 30 July 2019 His father was a sheepherder and his mother ran a hotel in the state’s small capital. Natalie Andrews, WSJ, "Reagan Confidant Paul Laxalt Served Nevada as Governor, Senator," 7 Aug. 2018 Buyers from China and the U.S. have found Victoria, the small capital of British Columbia that sits on an island west of Vancouver. Dominique Fong, WSJ, "Western Cities Want to Slow Flood of Chinese Home Buying. Nothing Works.," 6 June 2018 Below that, the performer’s given name, Jahseh D. Onfroy, is also engraved in smaller capital letters. Brett Clarkson, Sun-Sentinel.com, "XXXTentacion's mausoleum gravesite revealed in Instagram photo by his mother," 1 July 2018 Members of council will also be able to direct an additional $75,000 toward small capital improvement projects in their wards. Robert Higgs, cleveland.com, "Cleveland City Council approves $1.7 million budget for 2018 that adds jobs, enhances services," 26 Mar. 2018 Members of council will also be able to direct an additional $75,000 toward small capital improvement projects in their wards. Robert Higgs, cleveland.com, "Cleveland City Council approves $1.7 million budget for 2018 that adds jobs, enhances services," 26 Mar. 2018 Members of council will also be able to direct an additional $75,000 toward small capital improvement projects in their wards. Robert Higgs, cleveland.com, "Cleveland City Council approves $1.7 million budget for 2018 that adds jobs, enhances services," 26 Mar. 2018 Members of council will also be able to direct an additional $75,000 toward small capital improvement projects in their wards. Robert Higgs, cleveland.com, "Cleveland City Council approves $1.7 million budget for 2018 that adds jobs, enhances services," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of small capital

1755, in the meaning defined above

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