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In this typeface style, all the letters take the shape of a capital letter. However, in the place of lowercase letters, smaller capital letters are used. The small caps generally, but not always, align with the same x-height as the regular roman face, in the same typeface. Use small capital letters as follows: ▪ am and pm in time (see also , Units of Measure, Conventional Units and SI Units in JAMA and the Archives Journals, Time) ▪ bc, bce, ce, and ad (see also , Abbreviations, Days of the Week, Months, Eras) ▪ Some prefixes in chemical formulas (l

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