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lowercase letter

n.
A letter written or printed in a size smaller than and often in a form differing from its corresponding capital letter.

[From the storage of such letters in the lower of two trays used by compositors.]
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To achieve the maximum strength, Microsoft's password checker requires at least 14 characters containing at least one of each of the following types of characters: an uppercase letter, a lowercase letter, a number, and a special character.
54 Means followed by the same lowercase letter in the column and uppercase letter in the row do not differ from each other according to Tukey's test at 5% probability.
htm) the lowercase letter d with a stroke (also known as dyet or dcroat) is used in Croatian, Vietnamese, Macedonian and Serbian language.
The lowercase letter d with stroke in Croatian writing was proposed by Duro Danicic in the late 19th century.
8b Means followed by the same lowercase letter in each column are not significantly different based on the LSD test (P = 0.
8 Ccd For a given formulation, means in the same column followed by the same lowercase letter are not significantly different, while means in the same row followed by the same uppercase letter are not significantly different; lowercase letters for strains; uppercase letters for temperature; temperature df = 2, 36, strain df = 6, 71, Tukey-Kramer test at 5%; for abbreviations of strains see materials and methods.
1 Given each parent's genetic makeup, assign an uppercase letter for a dominant allele (one that expresses a visible trait) and a lowercase letter for a recessive allele (one that is masked by a dominant trait).
CreditModel is a widely used risk-evaluation tool that provides an easy, efficient and cost-effective method to help users evaluate an organization's credit quality by generating credit scores in lowercase letter grades for both public and private firms globally.
Apple requires users to create a password with at least 8 characters including a number, a lowercase letter or and an uppercase letter.
Spanish Alphabet & Number Puzzles - sturdy wooden puzzles that feature all 29 letters of the Spanish alphabet (including ch, ll and n) printed on removable puzzle pieces that reveal the matching lowercase letter on the fish and the uppercase letter on the turtle.
The third step in reading preparedness, Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read -- Pre-K uses a systematic approach to teach children the basics of uppercase and lowercase letter recognition, letter sounds, and phonemic awareness.
Dmitri explained that JOHNNY-JUMP-UP had to be typed entirely using lowercase letters, as otherwise the left hand would be needed to use the shift key to type the hyphen.