capital letter

a letter of the alphabet that usually differs from its corresponding lowercase letter in form and height, as A, B, Q, and R as distinguished from a, b, q, and r : used as the initial letter of a proper name, the first word of a sentence, etc.
Also called capital. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
Usually the symbol is the combination of an initial capital letter followed by
  one or more small letters.
Type is measured by measuring a capital letter from the baseline to the top of
  the cap.
And having to resubmit the entire proposal, again and again, for one word that
  lacked a capital letter is ludicrous.
But it is not so formless as that, since it begins with a capital letter and
  ends with a full stop.
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