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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Majuscule \Ma*jus"cule\, n. [Cf. F. majuscule. See
A capital letter; especially, one used in ancient
manuscripts. See Majusculae.
Majuscule writing, writing composed wholly of capital
letters, especially the style which prevailed in Europe
from the third to the sixth century.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: of or relating to a style of writing characterized by
somewhat rounded capital letters; 4th to 8th centuries
[ant: minuscular, minuscule]
2: uppercase; "capital A"; "great A"; "many medieval manuscripts
are in majuscule script" [syn: capital, great,
n 1: 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" [syn: capital, capital letter,
uppercase, upper-case letter, majuscule] [ant:
lower-case letter, lowercase, minuscule, small
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