1. capital, capital letter, uppercase, upper-case letter, majuscule, character, grapheme, graphic symbol

usage: one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis; "printers once kept the type for capitals and for small letters in separate cases; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters"


1. majuscule (vs. minuscule), majuscular, uppercase

usage: of or relating to a style of writing characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters; 4th to 8th centuries

2. capital, great, majuscule, uppercase (vs. lowercase)

usage: uppercase; "capital A"; "great A"; "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"

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