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See also: Maxima, máxima, and màxima

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maxima, in musical notation

EtymologyEdit

From Latin maxima (greatest).

NounEdit

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 notesEdit

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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NounEdit

maxima

  1. plural form of maximum

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maxima

  1. Plural form of maximum

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AdjectiveEdit

maxima

  1. plural of maximum

NounEdit

maxima m

  1. plural of maximum

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