lowercase

[loh-er-keys]
adjective
1.
(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.
2.
Printing. pertaining to or belonging in the lower case. Compare case2 ( def 8 ).
verb (used with object), lowercased, lowercasing.
3.
to print or write with a lowercase letter or letters.
noun
4.
a lowercase letter.

Origin:
1675–85

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Example sentences
At that point, people spell them with lowercase letters.
There was never evidence that the lowercase po in the bills would actually
  bring down health care costs.
The students are working to expand the software so that it can recognize
  lowercase letters as well as cursive writing.
Notice the lowercase b in the latter, which stands for bits not bytes.
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