lowercase
I. adjective Etymology: from the compositor's practice of keeping such types in the lower of a pair of type cases Date: 1683 of a letter having as its typical form a f g or b n i rather than A F G or B N Ilowercase noun II. transitive verb (-cased; -casing) Date: 1908 to print or set in lowercase letters

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  • Lowercase — ist der Name einer radikalen Form von Ambientmusik, die meist mit Klängen extrem geringer Lautstärke und viel Stille arbeitet. Als Material dienen oft Feldaufnahmen, deren Ursprünge sehr leise sind, auch die produzierten Tonträger können sehr… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lowercase — ist der Name einer radikalen Form von Ambientmusik, die meist mit Klängen extrem geringer Lautstärke und viel Stille arbeitet. Als Material dienen oft Feldaufnahmen, deren Ursprünge sehr leise sind, auch die produzierten Tonträger können sehr… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lowercase — [lō′ər kās΄] n. [from their being kept in the lower of two cases of type] small letter type used in printing, as distinguished from capital letters (uppercase) adj. designating, of, or in lowercase vt. lowercased, lowercasing to print in or… …   English World dictionary

  • lowercase — low er*case , Lower case 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; as, lowercase letters a and b and c etc.. Contrasted with {uppercase} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lowercase — (adj.) also lower case, 1680s; see LOWER (Cf. lower) (adj.) + CASE (Cf. case) (n.2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Lowercase — Эта статья слишком короткая. Пожалуйста, дополните её ещё хотя бы не …   Википедия

  • lowercase —    To write faster than they could when writing only capital letters (uppercase), sixth century scribes simplified capital letter forms and developed miniscule letters. This was the origin of lowercase letters, which now comprise most of our… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • lowercase — /loh euhr kays /, adj., v., lowercased, lowercasing, n. adj. 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… …   Universalium

  • lowercase — low•er•case [[t]ˈloʊ ərˈkeɪs[/t]] adj. v. cased, cas•ing, n. 1) pri (of an alphabetical letter) of a particular form often different from and smaller than its corresponding capital letter, as a, b, q, r 2) pri to print or write with a lowercase… …   From formal English to slang

  • lowercase — I noun the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor s type case • Syn: ↑small letter, ↑lower case letter, ↑minuscule • Ant: ↑uppercase • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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