uncapitalize

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un- +‎ capitalize

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uncapitalize (third-person singular simple present uncapitalizes, present participle uncapitalizing, simple past and past participle uncapitalized)

  1. (transitive) To convert the first letter (or more) of (something) from uppercase to lowercase; to make uncapitalized.
    • The easy way to uncapitalize text is to highlight it and press Shift+F3, — Stanley Zarowin, Journal of Accountancy, A Quick Way to Capitalize and Uncapitalize, 2004
    • Section 2.1 uncapitalize tetramethylsilane since it is mid-sentence — David E. Volk, Talk:NMR spectroscopy/Draft, 2009
    • This Java example shows how to uncapitalize words in a String. / ... uncapitalize("This Is A String"); — Deron Eriksson, Web Tutorials, How do I uncapitalize words in a String?

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