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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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 He was moved from his post as head of the gangs unit to the much smaller capital punishment division. Katie Benner, New York Times, "At the Justice Dept.’s Death Penalty Unit, Accusations of Favoritism, Gender Bias and Unwanted Groping," 31 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 The small capital, Paul said, forced politics to operate locally, as debates spilled out from the Bundeshaus, the seat of parliament from 1949 until 1999, into nearby bars. Washington Post, "Germany’s center-left helped salvage democracy after WWII. Now it is stuck in the past.," 8 Mar. 2018

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1755, in the meaning defined above

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