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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 max·im /ˈmæksəm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Max·im n.
 1. An established principle or proposition; a condensed proposition of important practical truth; an axiom of practical wisdom; an adage; a proverb; an aphorism.
    'T is their maxim, Love is love's reward.   --Dryden.
 2. Mus. The longest note formerly used, equal to two longs, or four breves; a large.
 Syn: -- Axiom; aphorism; apothegm; adage; proverb; saying. See Axiom.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a saying that widely accepted on its own merits [syn: axiom]
      2: English inventor (born in the United States) who invented
         the Maxim gun that was used in World War I (1840-1916)
         [syn: Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim]