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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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Tilted on one side of her head she had a small cap of gold-colored silk, embroidered with pearls; while on the other a purple rose mingled its glowing colors with the luxuriant masses of her hair, of which the blackness was so intense that it was tinged with blue.
All the waitresses were dressed alike, in plain black dresses, with a white apron, cuffs, and a small cap.
Maud had finished her task and come aft, where she stood beside me, a small cap perched on her wind-blown hair, her cheeks flushed from exertion, her eyes wide and bright with the excitement, her nostrils quivering to the rush and bite of the fresh salt air.
You wore a close ruff, a small cap upon your head of the same color as your robe, and in that cap a heron's feather.
His trousers are very broad, and his small cap of scarlet cloth is made to fit the head closely.
However, the return premium to small caps is unstable and fleeting, and due to a recent string of poor quarters, small-cap companies as a group today stand at a return disadvantage.
In a year that's been generally kind to all sorts of stocks, small caps have been possibly stronger than any other category.
small caps in its moderate asset allocation portfolio.
Overlaying these metrics against the historical relative performance of small caps and large caps, however, reveals that some of these commonly assumed drivers are nearly irrelevant.
in San Francisco, says another way to play small caps is to buy stocks that will benefit from the top sectors in this bull market.
But small caps have many other attractive characteristics.