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Meaning of LOWER CASE

Pronunciation:  'lawur keys

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case
 Synonyms: lower-case letter, small letter
 Antonyms: capital, upper case, upper-case letter
 See Also: character, grapheme, graphic symbol



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Low"er-case`\, a. (Print.)
Pertaining to, or kept in, the lower case; -- used to denote
the small letters, in distinction from capitals and small
capitals. See the Note under 1st {Case}, n., 3.

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