majuscule


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ma·jus·cule

 (mə-jŭs′kyo͞ol, măj′ə-skyo͞ol′)
n.
A large letter, either capital or uncial, used in writing or printing.

[French, from Latin māiusculus, somewhat larger, diminutive of māior, greater; see meg- in Indo-European roots.]

ma·jus′cule, ma·jus′cu·lar (mə-jŭs′kyə-lər) adj.

majuscule

(ˈmædʒəˌskjuːl)
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a large letter, either capital or uncial, used in printing or writing
adj
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) relating to, printed, or written in such letters. Compare minuscule
[C18: via French from Latin mājusculus, diminutive of mājor bigger, major]
majuscular adj

ma•jus•cule

(məˈdʒʌs kyul, ˈmædʒ əˌskyul)

adj.
1. written in capital letters or uncials (opposed to minuscule).
n.
2. a capital letter or uncial.
[1720–30; < Latin majuscula (littera) a somewhat bigger (letter)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.majuscule - one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasismajuscule - 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"
grapheme, graphic symbol, character - a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"
small capital, small cap - a character having the form of an upper-case letter but the same height as lower-case letters
Adj.1.majuscule - of or relating to a style of writing characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters; 4th to 8th centuries
uppercase - 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"
minuscular, minuscule - of or relating to a small cursive script developed from uncial; 7th to 9th centuries
2.majuscule - uppercase; "capital A"; "great A"; "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"
uppercase - 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"
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