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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

maxi-

Very large or long.

[English maximum, from Latin maximus, the superlative of magnus, great.]

This form was created on the model of mini- at the beginning of the 1960s. Some early terms related to clothing (maxi-coat, maxi-skirt, maxi-dress). Others are maxi-single, a record with two songs on each side instead of just one; maxi-CD, an audio CD of extended duration or number of tracks; maxi-yacht, in Australian usage, a yacht of about twenty metres length or more. Many terms are written without the hyphen (maxiskirt); maxi single is often seen written thus as two words; maxi alone is an abbreviated form of maximum, or sometimes of maxi-skirt.

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