Maximality is the natural antonym of minimality. When we talk about minimality, we refer to something that is characterized by the smallest possible quantity, size, or degree. But when we talk about maximality, we refer to the opposite direction; something that is characterized by the largest possible quantity, size, or degree. For example, if we think of house interiors, a minimalistic design is based on simplicity and the use of few elements, while a maximalistic one tends to be characterized by an abundance of decoration and ornamental details. In philosophy, the term maximalism refers to a position that asserts the existence of an infinite number of entities, while minimalism advocates for reducing everything to its essential elements.
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- combine, join.