- lower case
: the lower one of a pair of type cases containing small letters and usually also figures, punctuation marks, spaces, quads — compare upper case
* * */loh"euhr/, Print.[1675-85]
* * *lower case UK US noun [uncountable]the ordinary small form in which letters are written or printed. Big letters like those at the beginning of a sentence or name are called upper case or capital letters
Type the file name in lower case.Thesaurus: printing and fonts and print layouthyponym
* * *lower case,Printing.1. small letters, not capitals. Abbr: l.c.2. the frame or frames in which small letters are kept for hand setting.–adj.1. in small letters, not capitals.2. kept in or having to do with the lower case.–v.t.to print in small letters.
* * *ˌlower ˈcase noun uncountable (technical)(in printing and writing) small letters
The text is all in lower case.
lower-case letterscompare ↑capital adj., ↑upper caseWord Origin:[lower case] referring originally to the lower of two cases of type positioned on an angled stand for use by a compositor (see ↑upper case).
Useful english dictionary. 2012.