maxi

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See also: mǎxì and maxi-

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from maximum on the analogy of minimum and mini.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

maxi (comparative more maxi, superlative most maxi)

  1. Having a hemline at ankle length.
    Coordinate terms: mini, midi
  2. Being of the largest size in its category of items.
    Antonym: mini
    • 1968 ·, Nagpur University Journal: Humanities - Volume 19, page 87:
      It will be observed that on each of the mini runs there are more hits than on either of the maxi runs.
    • 1979, United & Babson Investment Report - Volume 71, page 196:
      The chance to shelter additional current income for future retirement is what makes the "maxi” plan attractive.
    • 1980, TVC. - Volume 17, Issues 1-12, page 38:
      Liptak identified several trends emerging in the marketing of pay-TV which he identified as the 2½, (rather than "maxi-maxi- mini") phenomenon, the “1½ phenomenon,” (meaning a maxi and mini package), and a possible trend raising the question of whether three maxi's might be successful.

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Noun[edit]

maxi (countable and uncountable, plural maxis)

  1. A dress, coat or skirt having such a hemline.
    Coordinate terms: mini, midi
  2. Abbreviation of maxi boat.
  3. Abbreviation of maxi single.
    • 1995, Billboard (volume 107, number 27, page 48)
      We release maxis at the local price in the most important territories — Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, etc.
  4. Abbreviation of maxipad.
    • 1979, Redbook: The Magazine for Young Adults - Volume 153, page 203:
      We did it, maxi users. We made you a maxier maxi. We put in a special reserve protection system: more absorbent material precisely where you need it most (but not bulkier).
  5. Abbreviation of maxicomputer.
    • 1976, E. Salkovitz, ‎United States. Office of Naval Research, Science, Technology, and the Modern Navy: Thirtieth Anniversary, 1946-1976 (page 474)
      Time sharing will be done by the mini because time sharing (the bulk of which is simple text editing) is the wrong thing to do on a maxi and the right thing on a mini.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mak.si/
  • (file)

Adverb[edit]

maxi

  1. (colloquial) maximum; maximally
    Antonym: mini

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmak.si/
  • Rhymes: -aksi
  • Hyphenation: mà‧xi

Adjective[edit]

maxi (invariable)

  1. having larger than normal dimensions
  2. (of clothing) longer than normal

Noun[edit]

maxi f (invariable)

  1. maxi (long skirt or dress)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French maxi.

Adjective[edit]

maxi m or f or n (indeclinable)

  1. maximum

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

maxi m (plural maxis)

  1. maxi