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maxi-

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  1. a combining form with the meanings “very large in comparison with others of its kind” (maxi-budget; maxi-taxi); “of great scope or intensity” (maxi-devaluation; maxi-service); (of clothing) “long, nearly ankle-length” (maxicoat; maxiskirt).
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Origin of maxi-

shortening of maximal or maximum, by analogy with mini-
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Word Origin and History for maxi-

word-forming element meaning "maximum, very large, very long," from comb. form of maximum.

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