maximum

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EtymologyEdit

Via French from Latin maximum.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmæksɪməm/
  • Hyphenation: max‧i‧mum
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maximum (plural maxima or maximums)

  1. The highest limit
    • P. Colquhoun
      Good legislation is the art of conducting a nation to the maximum of happiness, and the minimum of misery.
  2. (mathematics) The greatest value of a set or other mathematical structure, especially the global maximum or a local maximum of a function
  3. (mathematical analysis) An upper bound of a set which is also an element of that set
  4. (statistics) The largest value of a batch or sample or the upper bound of a probability distribution
  5. (colloquial, snooker) A 147 break; the highest possible break
  6. (colloquial, darts) A score of 180 with three darts
  7. (colloquial, cricket) A scoring shot for 6 runs

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  • Maxima is the more common plural, especially for the technical senses.

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maximum (not comparable)

  1. To the highest degree.
    Use the proper dose for the maximum effect.
    Synonym: maximal

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maximum n

  1. maximum

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin maximum.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑk.siˌmʏm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ma‧xi‧mum

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maximum n (plural maxima or maximums, diminutive maximumpje n)

  1. maximum

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  • Afrikaans: maksimum

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maximum m (plural maxima or maximums)

  1. maximum

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maximum

  1. nominative neuter singular of maximus
  2. accusative masculine singular of maximus
  3. accusative neuter singular of maximus
  4. vocative neuter singular of maximus