maxima

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See also: Maxima, máxima, and màxima

English[edit]

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maxima, in musical notation

Etymology[edit]

From Latin maxima (greatest). Doublet of maxim.

Noun[edit]

maxima (plural maximæ or maximas)

  1. (music) A music note equal to two (or sometimes three) longæ; in modern notation, this is typically equivalent to eight semibreves.

Usage notes[edit]

Due to the practices of prolation and mensuration in mediæval and Renaissance music, the precise length of a maxima varies widely, from as short as eight semibreves to as long as twenty-seven. In modern usage, where imperfect prolation is assumed in all cases, a maxima is taken to be worth eight semibreves. See the Wikipedia article on mensural notation for more information.

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Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

maxima

  1. plural of maximum

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

maxima

  1. Plural form of maximum

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

maxima

  1. plural of maximum

Noun[edit]

maxima m

  1. plural of maximum

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

maxima

  1. inflection of maximus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

Adjective[edit]

maximā

  1. ablative feminine singular of maximus

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