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 for lowercase
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  lowercase \low"er*case`\, Lower-case \Low"er-case`\, a. (Print.)
     Pertaining to, or kept in, the lower case; -- used to denote
     the small letters, in distinction from capitals and small
     capitals; as, lowercase letters a and b and c etc..
     Contrasted with uppercase. See the Note under 1st Case,
     n., 3.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: relating to small (not capitalized) letters that were
             kept in the lower half of a compositor's type case;
             "lowercase letters; a and b and c etc" [ant: uppercase]
      n 1: the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a
           compositor's type case [syn: small letter, lowercase,
           lower-case letter, minuscule] [ant: capital, capital
           letter, majuscule, upper-case letter, uppercase]

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