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From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 upper case
 大寫( 字符 ); 大寫字符; 大寫字體; ( 字母的 )大寫體 UC

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Up·per a.; comp. of Up. Being further up, literally or figuratively; higher in place, position, rank, dignity, or the like; superior; as, the upper lip; the upper side of a thing; the upper house of a legislature.
 The upper hand, the superiority; the advantage. See To have the upper hand, under Hand. --Jowett (Thucyd.).
 Upper Bench Eng. Hist., the name of the highest court of common law (formerly King's Bench) during the Commonwealth.
 Upper case, the top one of a pair of compositor's cases. See the Note under 1st Case, n., 3.
 Upper covert Zool., one of the coverts situated above the bases of the tail quills.
 Upper deck Naut., the topmost deck of any vessel; the spar deck.
 Upper leather, the leather for the vamps and quarters of shoes.
 Upper strake Naut., the strake next to the deck, usually of hard wood, and heavier than the other strakes.
 Upper ten thousand, or (abbreviated) Upper ten, the ten thousand, more or less, who are highest in position or wealth; the upper class; the aristocracy. [Colloq.]
 Upper topsail Naut., the upper half of a double topsail.
 Upper works Naut., all those parts of the hull of a vessel that are properly above water.
 Upper world. (a) The atmosphere. (b) Heaven. (c) This world; the earth; -- in distinction from the underworld.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Case n.
 1. A box, sheath, or covering; as, a case for holding goods; a case for spectacles; the case of a watch; the case (capsule) of a cartridge; a case (cover) for a book.
 2. A box and its contents; the quantity contained in a box; as, a case of goods; a case of instruments.
 3. Print. A shallow tray divided into compartments or “boxes” for holding type.
 Note:Cases for type are usually arranged in sets of two, called respectively the upper and the lower case. The upper case contains capitals, small capitals, accented and marked letters, fractions, and marks of reference: the lower case contains the small letters, figures, marks of punctuation, quadrats, and spaces.
 4. An inclosing frame; a casing; as, a door case; a window case.
 5. Mining A small fissure which admits water to the workings.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 upper case
      n : one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first
          letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes
          for emphasis; "printers once kept the type for capitals
          and for small letters in separate cases; capitals were
          kept in the upper half of the type case and so became
          known as upper-case letters" [syn: capital, capital
          letter, upper-case letter, majuscule] [ant: small