See also: small-caps

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A small caps font
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1856. Compare caps (capitals), 1856; small capitals, 1770.

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  • This is an example of small caps.
  • This is an example of Titlecase Small Caps.

small caps pl (plural only)

  1. (typography) Capital letters shown in the same form but in small size (typically of the same size as lower-case letters).
    • 2006, Nigel French, chapter 3, in InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign CS2, Adobe Press, →ISBN, page 37:
      Because small caps are smaller than full size caps—slightly larger than the x-height—they are less obtrusive and do not overwhelm the upper and lower case type as full size capitals would.
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small caps

  1. (finance) plural of small cap
    • 2017, Tom Gardner, David Gardner, The Motley Fool Investment Guide, 3rd edition, Simon and Schuster, →ISBN, page 91:
      So, depending on the study you look at, small caps either outperform or they don't. But either way, we think they make a great addition to a well-diversified portfolio.