Definition of Lowercase

1. Noun. The characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case.

Exact synonyms: Lower-case Letter, Minuscule, Small Letter
Generic synonyms: Character, Grapheme, Graphic Symbol
Antonyms: Uppercase

2. Adjective. Relating to small (not capitalized) letters that were kept in the lower half of a compositor's type case. "Lowercase letters; a and b and c etc"
Similar to: Little, Minuscule, Small
Also: Minuscular, Minuscule
Antonyms: Uppercase

Definition of Lowercase

1. a. Pertaining to, or kept in, the lower case; -- used to denote the small letters, in distinction from capitals and small capitals. See the Note under 1st Case, n., 3.

Definition of Lowercase

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of lower case) ¹

2. Adjective. in lower case ¹

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Definition of Lowercase


Lexicographical Neighbors of Lowercase

lower oesophageal sphincter
lower oneself
lower quartile
lower rank
lower respiratory infection
lower respiratory tract
lower respiratory tract smear
lower segment cesarian section
lower semi-continuous
lower semicontinuous
lower status
lower the boom
lower uterine segment
lower uterine segment cesarean section
lowercase (current term)

Literary usage of Lowercase

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Spell & Write by Jo Ellen Moore (2005)
"Unit Letter A 3 Vocabulary: Following Oral Directions Comprehension: Letter Recognition; Matching Upper- and lowercase Forms of Letters Visual ..."

2. Sound Systems: Explicit, Systematic Phonics in Early Literacy Contexts by Anna Lyon, Paula Moore (2002)
"Teach her to write her first name using a capital letter at the beginning and lowercase letters for the rest. Teach her to name the letters in her name. ..."

3. SAS(R) 9.1.3 Language Reference:: Dictionary, Fifth Edition, Volumes 1-4 by SAS Institute (2006)
"... Function Searches a character string for a lowercase letter and returns the first position at which it is found Category: Character Syntax ..."

4. Standard Highway Signs by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"STANDARD lower case ALPHABET for Highway Signs The Standard Metric lowercase Alphabet series for highway signs were prepared by the Federal Highway ..."

5. Step-by-Step Programming with Base SAS(R) Software by SAS Institute (2001)
"The main features of the ASCII sequence are that digits are smaller than uppercase letters and uppercase letters are smaller than lowercase ones. ..."

6. Phonics Centers Level B by Jo Ellen Moore, Jill Norris (2004)
"Independently The student matches the lowercase train wheels to the correct ... Then the student writes the correct lowercase letters on the activity sheet. ..."

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