small capital

noun
a capital letter of a particular font, the same height as the x-high letters.
Also called small cap.


Origin:
1760–70

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small capital
 
n
a letter having the form of an upper-case letter but the same height as a lower-case letter

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Example sentences
Rating agencies are mostly small businesses with similarly small capital and
  new ones are likely to start small.
The money that still goes to the solar industry is now directed to companies
  with small capital requirements.
Funding in the capital budget is dedicated for small capital maintenance and
  repair projects.
Overseeing small capital projects and performing small remodels.
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