What does uppercase mean?

Definitions for uppercase
ˈʌp ərˈkeɪsup·per·case

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. capital, capital letter, uppercase, upper-case letter, majusculeadjective

    one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis

    "printers once kept the type for capitals and for small letters in separate cases; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters"

  2. uppercaseadjective

    relating to capital letters which were kept in the top half of a compositor's type case

    "uppercase letters; X and Y and Z etc"

Wiktionary

  1. uppercaseadjective

    written in upper case; capital

Wikipedia

  1. uppercase

    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).

ChatGPT

  1. uppercase

    Uppercase refers to the capital letters in a typeface, as opposed to lowercase, which are the smaller, non-capital letters. This typing standard is derived from the traditional print press, where larger capital letters were stored in the upper level or case, hence the term 'uppercase.'

Editors Contribution

  1. uppercase

    A form of letters, writing and type.

    Uppercase letters are part of writing and typing.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of uppercase in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of uppercase in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of uppercase in a Sentence

  1. Steve Schult:

    Without a password manager, it’s almost impossible to keep secure passwords and unique passwords for every single site that you visit, it’s impossible to remember 20, 30, 40-character passwords that are all unique and have uppercase letters, lower case, numbers, special characters, etc.

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