Meaning of lower case

low'er case'

Pronunciation: (lō'ur), [key]
— Print. Print.
  1. See under (def. 8).


Pronunciation: (lō'ur-kās'), [key]
— adj., v., n. -cased, -cas•ing,
  1. (of an alphabetical letter) of a particular form often different from and smaller than its corresponding capital letter, and occurring after the initial letter of a proper name, of the first word in a sentence, etc. Examples: a, b, q, r.
  2. pertaining to or belonging in the lower case. Cf. case (def. 8).
  1. to print or write with a lowercase letter or letters.
  1. a lowercase letter.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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