Definition of case-sensitive in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkāsˈsensədiv/


1(Of a program or function) differentiating between capital and lowercase letters.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: case-sen·si·tive

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