majuscule

majuscule

[muh-juhs-kyool, maj-uh-skyool]
adjective
1.
(of letters) capital.
2.
large, as either capital or uncial letters.
3.
written in such letters (opposed to minuscule ).
noun
4.
a majuscule letter.

Origin:
1720–30; < Latin majuscula (littera) a somewhat bigger (letter), equivalent to majus-, stem of major major + -cula -cule1

majuscular, adjective
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majuscule (ˈmædʒəˌskjuːl)
 
n
1.  a large letter, either capital or uncial, used in printing or writing
 
adj
2.  Compare minuscule relating to, printed, or written in such letters
 
[C18: via French from Latin mājusculus, diminutive of mājor bigger, major]
 
majuscular
 
adj

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majuscule
18c. (adj)., 1825 (n.), from Fr. majuscule, from L. majuscula (littera), fem. of majusculus, dim. of major (see major).
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