- 1. capital, capital letter, uppercase, upper-case letter, majuscule, character, grapheme, graphic symbol
- usage: 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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- 1. uppercase (vs. lowercase), capital, great, majuscule, majuscule
- usage: 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"
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