Definitions for upper case

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

up′per case′(n.)

  1. Category: Printing

    Ref: See under case2 (def. 8). 2 8

Origin of upper case:


up•per•caseˈʌp ərˈkeɪs(adj.; v.; n.)-cased, -cas•ing

  1. (adj.)(of an alphabetical character) capital.

  2. pertaining to or belonging in the upper case.

  3. (v.t.)to print or write with an uppercase letter or letters.

  4. (n.)a capital letter.

    Ref: Compare lowercase. 2

Origin of uppercase:


Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. upper case(noun)ˈʌp ər

    the large form of written letters; = capital letters

    "A" and "B" are written in upper case.; upper-case letters


  1. upper case(Noun)

    Collective term for the capital letters A, B, C, ... as opposed to the small letters a, b, c, ....


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