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lower case

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a compositor's type case, in which the small letters are kept
adj
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) of or relating to small letters
vb
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (tr) to print with lower-case letters

low′er case′

(ˈloʊ ər)
n.
[1675–85]

low•er•case

(ˈloʊ ərˈkeɪs)

adj., v. -cased, -cas•ing,
n. adj.
1. (of an alphabetical letter) of a particular form often different from and smaller than its corresponding capital letter, as a, b, q, r.
v.t.
2. to print or write with a lowercase letter or letters.
n.
3. a lowercase letter.
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