Definition of case-sensitive in English:

case-sensitive

Syllabification: case-sen·si·tive

adjective

Computing
  • 1(Of a program or function) differentiating between capital and lowercase letters.
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    • Today's search engines are not case-sensitive; therefore I generally use initial caps in this tag because it looks the cleanest.
    • If it were me, knowing that most stuff in UNIX is case-sensitive, and knowing that host names are case-insensitive, I'd probably think you meant " lclint ’, in which case I would be pretty frustrated if I tried to access that web site.
    • For example, the search commands are normally case-sensitive; to change this use the: set ignorecase or: set ic option.
  • 1.1(Of input) treated differently depending on whether it is in capitals or lowercase text.
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    • XML is a case-sensitive language so ‘findwithinradius ‘is NOT the same as ‘findWithinRadius‘.
    • Passwords are typically case-sensitive, so a strong password contains letters in both uppercase and lowercase.

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