lowercase(redirected from lower-cases)
Of, printed, or formatted in lowercase letters.
tr.v. lower·cased, lower·cas·ing, lower·cas·es
To put (type or text) in lowercase letters.
low′er case′(ˈloʊ ər)
See under case 2 (def. 8).
adj., v. -cased, -cas•ing,
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.
|Noun||1.||lowercase - the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case|
grapheme, graphic symbol, character - a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"
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"
|Adj.||1.||lowercase - relating to small (not capitalized) letters that were kept in the lower half of a compositor's type case; "lowercase letters; a and b and c etc"|
minuscular, minuscule - of or relating to a small cursive script developed from uncial; 7th to 9th 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"