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  Definition of majuscule - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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"Majuscule" looks like the complement to "minuscule," and the resemblance is no coincidence.
"Majuscule" is the counterpart to "minuscule" when it comes to letters, but it never developed a broader sense (despite the fact that its Latin ancestor "majusculus" has the broad meaning "rather large").
The adjective "majuscule" also exists (as does "majuscular").
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A majuscule letter "A" formed on the model of the three-stroke "a" that is the scribe's most common form (transcribed as "a" in our transcription).
Majuscule "B." The familiar two-lobed form, the top lobe quite a bit bigger than the bottom one, the left vertical stroke curving away to the left at top, then broken at bottom with the continuation meeting the bow of the bottom lobe about mid-body.
Majuscule "R" similar to modern printed "R," that is, composed of a vertical left stroke and of a right stroke that curves around from the top of that vertical to about its mid-point to form a bow, then ogees down and right to make the second leg.
www.ucalgary.ca /~scriptor/cotton/transcription/majuscule.htm   (674 words)

  
  Majuscule - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Majuscules or capital letters (in the Roman alphabet: A, B, C,...) are one type of case in a writing system.
Majuscules and minuscules are also known as uppercase (or upper case) and lowercase (or lower case) letters, respectively.
Majuscules sometimes are used for typographical emphasis in Internet text in place of bolding or italicizing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Majuscule   (368 words)

  
 Majuscule
Majuscules or capital letters (in the roman alphabet: "A", "B", "C"...) are one type of case in a writing system.
Majuscules and minuscules are sometimes also known as uppercase (or upper case) and lowercase letters, respectively (for example, in computer programming).
Note: the use of majuscules for emphasis in situations where bold[?] or italic type[?] would suffice is generally considered to be a bad habit[?], albeit one that is quite common in the United States.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/up/Uppercase.html   (196 words)

  
 majuscule - Deaf Online
I can always recognize my brother's handwriting at a quick glance based on how elaborately the majuscules are formed and how they dwarf the other letters.
"Majuscule" looks like the complement to "minuscule," and the resemblance is no coincidence.
"Majuscule" is the counterpart to "minuscule" when it comes to letters, but it never developed a broader sense (despite the fact that its Latin ancestor "majusculus" has the broad meaning "rather large").
www.deafonline2.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=19632   (256 words)

  
 Majuscule - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Majuscules and minuscules are sometimes also known as uppercase (or upper case) and lowercase (or lower case) letters, respectively.
Because it can be harder to read, and also because typing in all majuscules can be seen as tantamount to shouting, it is often considered in very poor netiquette to type this way.
Capitalization rules vary by language and are often quite complex; however in most modern languages that have capitalization, the first word of every sentence is capitalized, as are all proper nouns.
open-encyclopedia.com /Majuscule   (300 words)

  
 Capitale et majuscule - Wikipédia
Chaque langue utilisant une écriture bicamérale possède ses propres règles concernant l'emploi des majuscules : en français, par exemple, on n'écrit pas les noms de langues avec une majuscule ; c'est pourtant le cas en anglais.
On peut dire que le prénom et le nom de l'auteur sont écrits en minuscules ; leur première lettre, cependant, est bien une majuscule : seulement, elle n'est pas en capitale.
Une majuscule est un emplacement initial déterminé par les règles d'orthotypographie, qui se réalise la plupart du temps comme une capitale.
fr.wikipedia.org /wiki/Majuscule   (699 words)

  
 Roehampton University   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Roman capital letters are the foundation of the modern western alphabet and an understanding of these classical majuscule forms, of their proportions and aesthetics, is essential to the contemporary calligrapher.
This module introduces students to the concepts of proportion and related majuscule forms and to methods of work and study, which enable them to analyse letterform and spacing.
Practical studies and projects enable the students to transfer their understanding of letter weight, stress and related form to applications where the broad edged pen can no longer be the tool with which the letter is laid down.
www.roehampton.ac.uk /acprognew/c/cpra.asp   (602 words)

  
 Majuscule -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some (A systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols) languages make no distinction between majuscules and minuscules.
In printed material where (A word formed from the initial letters of a multi-word name) acronyms require a string of uppercase letters, they are frequently reduced in size by a (The precise location of something; a spatially limited location) point or more to make them easier to read.
Capitalization rules vary by (A systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols) language and are often quite complex; however in most modern languages that have capitalization, the first word of every (A string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language) sentence is capitalized, as are all proper nouns.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/majuscule.htm   (512 words)

  
 Roman Scripts
It was an angular majuscule script, often written without breaks between words or with words separated by dots.
More commonly used in manuscripts as a book hand was rustic capitals, a majuscule script with rather more rounded letter forms that were easier to produce with a pen than the angular forms of square capitals.
This was a majuscule script, despite its cursive qualities, and is therefore sometimes known as cursive capitals.
medievalwriting.50megs.com /scripts/history2.htm   (1089 words)

  
 majuscule --  Encyclopædia Britannica
All the letters in a majuscule script are contained between a single pair of (real or theoretical) horizontal lines.
Here the pen, cut to a sharp point, was held at the same oblique angle but was lifted less often, and this “cursive” handling automatically produced new and simpler letter forms such as (two strokes) for D (three strokes) and...
Unlike capitals, minuscules are not fully contained between two real or hypothetical lines; the stems of such ascending letters as b, d, f, h, k, and l range above the upper line, and such descending letters as p and q go below the lower.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9050218?tocId=9050218   (612 words)

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