majuscule, upper-case letter, capital letter, uppercase, capital
n. 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"
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majuscule, great, capital
adj. uppercase; "capital A"; "great A"; "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"
adj. of or relating to a style of writing characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters; 4th to 8th centuries
polar, pivotal
adj. being of crucial importance; "a pivotal event"; "Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions"- Henry Kissinger; "the polar events of this study"; "a polar principal"
preponderating, preponderant, predominate, predominant, paramount, overriding
adj. having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"
adj. basic and fundamental; "the essential feature"
life-sustaining, vital
adj. performing an essential function in the living body; "vital organs"; "blood and other vital fluids"; "the loss of vital heat in shock"; "a vital spot"; "life-giving love and praise"
fundamental, central, cardinal, primal, key
adj. serving as an essential component; "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"
master, principal, primary, main, chief
adj. most important element; "the chief aim of living"; "the main doors were of solid glass"; "the principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"; "policemen were primary targets"; "the master bedroom"; "a master switch"
leading, preeminent
adj. greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement; "our greatest statesmen"; "the country's leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist"
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lower-case letter, small letter, minuscule, lowercase
n. the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case
minuscular, minuscule
adj. of or relating to a small cursive script developed from uncial; 7th to 9th centuries
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