from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A letter having the form of a capital letter but smaller; for example: SMALL CAPITALS.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a small capital letter; informally referred to (in the plural) as small caps; as, the technical terms are listed in small caps. See under Capital, a.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a character having the form of an upper-case letter but the same height as lower-case letters


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  • When she was beyond the small capital city of Royal Fenguard, in the marshes of the Little Fen that extended between it and the broad expanse of Moss Lake, she guided the skiff out of the main channel and made it go up one of the innumerable small creeks that led back into the bulrushes.

    Conqueror's Moon


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