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upper case

capital letters and other symbols on a typewriter or keyboard, which are accessed by pressing the shift key The headline is printed in upper and lower case (u & lc).

Abbr uc

COMMENT: To instruct upper case, the editor underlines the text with three lines. The term ‘upper case’ comes from the case in which metal type was kept in front of the compositor. The case was divided into many little compartments, the top half being for capitals and the bottom part for small letters.



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