small capital


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small capital

n. Abbr. sc
A letter having the form of a capital letter but smaller; for example: small capitals.

small capital

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a letter having the form of an upper-case letter but the same height as a lower-case letter

small′ cap′ital


n.
a capital letter of a particular font, having the height of a lowercase x. Also called small′ cap′.
[1760–70]
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Noun1.small capital - a character having the form of an upper-case letter but the same height as lower-case letterssmall capital - a character having the form of an upper-case letter but the same height as lower-case letters
capital letter, majuscule, uppercase, upper-case letter, capital - 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"
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Not confining himself to theory, or permitting his faculties to rust, even at that early age, in mere abstract speculations, this promising lad commenced usurer on a limited scale at school; putting out at good interest a small capital of slate-pencil and marbles, and gradually extending his operations until they aspired to the copper coinage of this realm, in which he speculated to considerable advantage.
She had started her apiary with a small capital, a book of practical hints, and a second-hand queen, principally because she was in need of some occupation that would enable her to live in the country.
Starting in life with these sensible views, and with a small capital of five thousand pounds, Hardyman took his own place in the sphere that was fitted for him.
As she never failed to keep her self-denial full in Mrs Varden's view, it drew forth so many gifts of caps and gowns and other articles of dress, that upon the whole the red-brick house was perhaps the best investment for her small capital she could possibly have hit upon; returning her interest, at the rate of seven or eight per cent in money, and fifty at least in personal repute and credit.
I said to that boiling-over old Christian,' Mr Pancks pursued, appearing greatly to relish this descriptive epithet, 'that I had got a little project on hand; a hopeful one; I told him a hopeful one; which wanted a certain small capital.
Now, it was not really difficult, by an inspection of the groove between your left forefinger and thumb, to feel sure that you did NOT propose to invest your small capital in the gold fields.
A sober, intelligent young fellow, who begins with a small capital as a money-changer, soon buys a share in a broker's business; and, to go even lower, a petty clerk becomes a notary, a rag-picker lays by two or three thousand francs a year, and the poorest workmen often become manufacturers; whereas, in the rotatory movement of this present civilization, which mistakes perpetual division and redivision for progress, an unhappy civil service clerk, like Chazelle for instance, is forced to dine for twenty-two sous a meal, struggles with his tailor and bootmaker, gets into debt, and is an absolute nothing; worse than that, he becomes an idiot
Small capital bases and the high cost of funds have so far prompted sharia banks to focus their financing on retail and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Indonesia.
The deal will see the Aberdeen-based group providing maintenance services and supporting on small capital construction and turnaround projects at the Sweeny Refinery sited 65 miles southwest of Houston.
The issues being faced by the non-performing modarabas are presence of significant non-earning and classified assets, lack of diversification, liquidity issues, small capital base to compete and non-injection of fresh investment.
8m small capital grant programme to improve buildings and equipment.
Ratings rate constrained by low revenue stream along with limited underwriting capacity on account of small capital base.