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uppercase

adjective up·per·case \ ˌə-pər-ˈkās \

Definition of uppercase

:capital 1

Origin and Etymology of uppercase

from the compositor's practice of keeping capital letters in the upper of a pair of type cases


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uppercase

noun

Definition of uppercase

:capital letters

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First Known Use of uppercase

circa 1916


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uppercase

verb

Definition of uppercase

uppercased; uppercasing
transitive verb
:to print or set in capital letters

First Known Use of uppercase

1949


upper case

noun

Definition of upper case

:a type case containing capitals and usually small capitals, fractions, symbols, and accents

First Known Use of upper case

1683


UPPERCASE Defined for English Language Learners

uppercase

adjective

Definition of uppercase for English Language Learners

  • : having as its typical form A, B, C rather than a, b, c


UPPERCASE Defined for Kids

uppercase

adjective up·per·case \ ˌə-pər-ˈkās \

Definition of uppercase for Students

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

uppercase

noun


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