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n. Abbr. sc
A letter having the form of a capital letter but smaller; for example: small capitals.
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a letter having the form of an upper-case letter but the same height as a lower-case letter
a capital letter of a particular font, having the height of a lowercase x. Also called small′ cap′.
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|Noun||1.||small 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"