Definition of lower case in English:

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lower case


[mass noun]
Small letters as opposed to capital letters (upper case): the name may be typed in lower case [as modifier]: lower-case letters
More example sentences
  • Of these we have given both the upper case and lower case versions of the 24 classical letters.
  • That author gave brown in lower case and Betty in upper case; and, in default of evidence to the contrary, it seems best to go along with the view that Betty is here a proper name.
  • Capital letters generally are larger than lower-case letters.


Referring originally to the lower of two cases of type positioned on an angled stand for use by a compositor (see upper case).

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