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[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 case2 (def 8).
verb (used with object), lowercased, lowercasing.
to print or write with a lowercase letter or letters.
a lowercase letter.
Origin of lowercase
1675-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for lowercase
  • 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.
  • Hint: don't get hung up on whether letters are capital or lowercase.
  • In those days, you had to buy an extra board to make lowercase letters.
  • In lowercase they become so killingly matter-of-fact, which is the whole joke.
  • In the second, they decided whether two strings of uppercase and lowercase letters matched in both letter and case.
  • Your email address will be converted to all lowercase letters upon submission.
  • But lowercase common nouns when they're used alone in later references.
Word Origin and History for lowercase

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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