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Majuscule vs. Minuscule

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Majusculenoun

A capital letter, especially one used in ancient manuscripts.

Minusculenoun

A lowercase letter.

Majusculenoun

A capital letter; especially, one used in ancient manuscripts. See Majusculæ.

Minusculenoun

Either of the two medieval handwriting styles minuscule cursive and Caroline minuscule.

Majusculenoun

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’;

Minusculenoun

A letter in these styles.

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Majusculeadjective

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

Minusculeadjective

Written in minuscules, lowercase.

Majusculeadjective

uppercase;

‘capital A’; ‘great A’; ‘many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script’;

Minusculeadjective

Written in minuscule handwriting style.

Minusculeadjective

Very small, tiny.

‘a minuscule dot’;

Minusculenoun

Any very small, minute object.

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Minusculenoun

A small Roman letter which is neither capital nor uncial; a manuscript written in such letters.

Minuscule

Of or relating to a minuscule{2} or of a script written in minuscules{2}; of the size and style of minuscules{2}; written in minuscules{2}; minuscular.

‘These minuscule letters are cursive forms of the earlier uncials.’;

Minusculenoun

the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case

Minusculenoun

a small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts

Minusculeadjective

of or relating to a small cursive script developed from uncial; 7th to 9th centuries

Minusculeadjective

lowercase;

‘little a’; ‘small a’; ‘e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters’;

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Minusculeadjective

very small;

‘a minuscule kitchen’; ‘a minuscule amount of rain fell’;

Minusculeadjective

extremely small; tiny

‘a minuscule fragment of DNA’;

Minusculeadjective

so small as to be insignificant

‘he believed the risk of infection was minuscule’;

Minusculeadjective

of or in lower-case letters, as distinct from capitals or uncials.

Minusculeadjective

of or in a small cursive script of the Roman alphabet, with ascenders and descenders, developed in the 7th century AD.

Minusculenoun

minuscule script

‘the humanistic hands of the 15th century were based on the Carolingian minuscule’;

Minusculenoun

a small or lower-case letter.

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