What does lowercase mean?

Definitions for lowercase
ˈloʊ ərˈkeɪslow·er·case

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. small letter, lowercase, lower-case letter, minusculeadjective

    the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case

  2. lowercaseadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. lowercaseadjective

    in lower case

Wikipedia

  1. lowercase

    Letter case is the distinction between the letters that are in larger uppercase or capitals (or more formally majuscule) and smaller lowercase (or more formally minuscule) in the written representation of certain languages. The writing systems that distinguish between the upper and lowercase have two parallel sets of letters, with each letter in one set usually having an equivalent in the other set. The two case variants are alternative representations of the same letter: they have the same name and pronunciation and are treated identically when sorting in alphabetical order. Letter case is generally applied in a mixed-case fashion, with both upper and lowercase letters appearing in a given piece of text for legibility. The choice of case is often prescribed by the grammar of a language or by the conventions of a particular discipline. In orthography, the uppercase is primarily reserved for special purposes, such as the first letter of a sentence or of a proper noun (called capitalisation, or capitalised words), which makes the lowercase the more common variant in regular text. In some contexts (e.g. academical), it is conventional to use one case only. For example, engineering design drawings are typically labelled entirely in uppercase letters, which are easier to distinguish individually than the lowercase when space restrictions require that the lettering be very small. In mathematics, on the other hand, letter case may indicate the relationship between mathematical objects, with uppercase letters often representing “superior” objects (e.g., X could be a mathematical set containing the generic member x).

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  1. lowercase

    Lowercase refers to the small form of letters in a written language, as opposed to uppercase or capital letters. These terms originate from the era of manual typesetting, where the smaller letters were stored in the lower part (case) of a typeset tray. An example of lowercase letters in the English alphabet includes "a, b, c" etc., while uppercase letters are "A, B, C," etc. Lowercase letters are typically used in regular text and are considered less formal or emphatic than uppercase letters.

Editors Contribution

  1. lowercase

    A form of type on a keyboard or form of handwriting.

    Lowercase letters are used within a sentence as a rule.


    Submitted by MaryC on September 5, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lowercase in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lowercase in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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