uppercase
I. adjective Etymology: from the compositor's practice of keeping capital letters in the upper of a pair of type cases Date: 1738 capital 1 II. noun Date: circa 1916 capital letters III. transitive verb (-cased; -casing) Date: 1949 to print or set in capital letters

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  • uppercase — [up′ər kās΄; ] for n. and adj. also [ up΄ər kās′] n. [from their being kept in the upper of two cases of type] capital letter type used in printing, as distinguished from small letters (lowercase) adj. designating, of, or in uppercase vt.… …   English World dictionary

  • uppercase — Letters that are used for emphasis, as opposed to regular lowercase letters. CAPITAL letters are the same as uppercase letters. The first word in a sentence is usually in uppercase. Some older computers were only capable of displaying uppercase… …   Dictionary of telecommunications

  • uppercase — /up euhr kays /, adj., v., uppercased, uppercasing, n. adj. 1. (of an alphabetical character) capital. 2. Print. pertaining to or belonging in the upper case. v.t. 3. to print or write with an uppercase letter. n. 4. a capital letter. Cf.… …   Universalium

  • uppercase —    In typography, capital letters, which gained this alternative name from the standard location in which typesetters stored them. Though visually powerful, whole words set in uppercase letters should be used sparingly. They are difficult to read …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • uppercase — up•per•case [[t]ˈʌp ərˈkeɪs[/t]] adj. v. cased, cas•ing, n. 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 • …   From formal English to slang

  • uppercase — I noun 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • uppercase — adjective written in upper case; capital …   Wiktionary

  • Uppercase — Прописная буква …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • uppercase — adj. in capital letters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • UpperCase Media — (Pty) Ltd. is a magazine publishing company headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa. [ [http://www.pica.org.za/DirectoryDetails.aspx?id=203 Magazine Publishers Association of South Africa] ] The company, which was founded in 1999, publishes the… …   Wikipedia

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