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lower case

noun [U] uk   us  
letters of the alphabet that are not written as capital letters, for example a, b, c
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lower-case
adjective uk   us  
lower-case letters
Translations of “lower case”
in Korean 소문자…
in Arabic حُروف صَغيرة (في الطِّباعة)…
in Portuguese caixa-baixa, letras minúsculas…
in Catalan minúscula…
in Japanese (アルファベットの)小文字…
in Italian carattere minuscolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小寫字母…
in Russian строчные буквы…
in Turkish küçük harf…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小写字母…
in Polish małe litery…
(Definition of lower case from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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