What is capitalization?

  • (noun): An estimation of the value of a business.
    Synonyms: capitalisation
    See also — Additional definitions below


Capitalization (or capitalisationsee spelling differences) is writing a word with its first letter as a capital letter (upper-case letter) and the remaining letters in lower case. This of course only applies to those writing systems which have a case distinction. The term is also used for the choice of case in text.

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SMS Language - Linguistic Properties and Style - Paralinguistic and Prosodic Features - Capitalization
... In the case of capitalization in SMS language, there are three scenarios SMS messages with No capitalization Capitalization of only the first word Full capitalization as appropriate that conforms to ... Use of capitalizations on the first word of a message may in fact, not be intentional, and may likely be due to the default capitalization setting of devices ... Capitalization too may encode prosodic elements, where copious use may signify the textual equivalent of raised voice to indicate heightened emotion ...
Polish Orthography - Capitalization
... Titles such as pan ("Mr"), pani ("Mrs/Ms"), doktor etc ... and their abbreviations are not capitalized, except in polite address ...
Spanish Orthography - Orthography - Capitalization
... Capitalization in Spanish is sparse compared to English ... In general, only personal and place names, some abbreviations (e.g ...
Capitalization - Special Cases - Case-sensitive English Words
... In English, there are even a few words whose meaning (and sometimes pronunciation) varies with capitalization ... See List of case-sensitive English words ...

More definitions of "capitalization":

  • (noun): The act of capitalizing on an opportunity.
    Synonyms: capitalisation