[loh-er-keys] /ˈloʊ ərˈkeɪs/

(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 the first word in a sentence, etc. Examples: a, b, q, r.
Printing. pertaining to or belonging in the lower case.
Compare 2 (def 8).
verb (used with object), lowercased, lowercasing.
to print or write with a lowercase letter or letters.
a lowercase letter.

“to set (text) in lower-case type,” 1911, from lower-case (adj.). Related: Lowercased; lowercasing.


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