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uppercase
Last modified: Sunday, September 01, 1996 

Uppercase characters are capital letters; lowercase characters are small letters. For example, box is in lowercase while BOX is in uppercase. The term is a vestige of the days when typesetters kept capital letters in a box above the lowercase letters.

A program that distinguishes between uppercase and lowercase is said to be case sensitive.

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