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upper case

(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the top half of a compositor's type case in which capital letters, reference marks, and accents are kept
adj (upper-case when prenominal)
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) of or relating to capital letters kept in this case and used in the setting or production of printed or typed matter
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (tr) to print with upper-case letters; capitalize
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up′per case′



(ˈʌp ərˈkeɪs)

adj., v. -cased, -cas•ing,
n. adj.
1. (of an alphabetical character) capital.
2. pertaining to or belonging in the upper case.
3. to print or write with an uppercase letter or letters.
4. a capital letter. Compare lowercase.
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