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small capital

noun
1.
a capital letter of a particular font, the same height as the x-high letters.
Also called small cap.
Origin of small capital
1760-1770
1760-70
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  • In No. 28 the first four words are in small-capital letters, the first word of the sentence beginning, of course, with a capital.

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British Dictionary definitions for small-capital

small capital

noun
1.
a letter having the form of an upper-case letter but the same height as a lower-case letter
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