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).

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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Noun[edit]

maxima

  1. plural form 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. nominative feminine singular of maximus
  2. nominative neuter plural of maximus
  3. accusative neuter plural of maximus
  4. vocative feminine singular of maximus
  5. vocative neuter plural of maximus

maximā

  1. ablative feminine singular of maximus

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