un·​cap·​i·​tal·​ized | \ ˌən-ˈka-pə-tə-ˌlīzd How to pronounce uncapitalized (audio) , -ˈkap-tə-, British also -kə-ˈpi-tə- \

Definition of uncapitalized

: not capitalized: such as
a : not written in capitals or with an initial capital an uncapitalized word
b finance : not treated as an amortizable investment in long-term capital assets an uncapitalized expense

Examples of uncapitalized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among the dozens of instances in which e precedes i in uncapitalized words are this dozen: caffeine, counterfeit, deity, feisty, heifer, height, herein, leisure, protein, reign, seize and weird. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Under the spell of the rule ‘I before e, except after c’," 5 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of uncapitalized

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncapitalized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncapitalized. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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