Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of MAXIMUM

Pronunciation:  'maksumum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the greatest possible degree; "he tried his utmost"
  2. [n]  the point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right
  3. [n]  the largest possible quantity
  4. [adj]  the greatest or most complete or best possible; "maximal expansion"; "maximum pressure"
 

MAXIMUM is a 7 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: greatest, highest, largest, level best, maximal, outside, peak(a), supreme, top, upper limit, utmost, uttermost
 
 Antonyms: lower limit, minimal, minimum, minimum, minimum
 
 See Also: boundary, bounds, extremum, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, limit, limit, peak

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Max"i*mum\, n.; pl. {Maxima}. [L., neut. from maximus
    the greatest. See {Maxim}.]
    The greatest quantity or value attainable in a given case;
    or, the greatest value attained by a quantity which first
    increases and then begins to decrease; the highest point or
    degree; -- opposed to {minimum}.
    
          Good legislation is the art of conducting a nation to
          the maximum of happiness, and the minimum of misery.
                                                   --P.
                                                   Colquhoun.
    
    {Maximum thermometer}, a thermometer that registers the
       highest degree of temperature attained in a given time, or
       since its last adjustment.
    
    
  2. \Max"i*mum\, a.
    Greatest in quantity or highest in degree attainable or
    attained; as, a maximum consumption of fuel; maximum
    pressure; maximum heat.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abundance, acmatic, acme, affluence, all, ample sufficiency, ampleness, amplitude, apex, apical, apogee, authority, authorization, avalanche, be-all and end-all, best, blue ribbon, bonanza, bountifulness, bountiousness, brow, bumper crop, cap, capital, ceiling, championship, chief, climactic, climax, cloud nine, command, comprehensive, consequential, considerable, consummate, control, copiousness, crest, crown, crowning, culmen, culmination, deep, directorship, dominion, edge, effectiveness, end, exhaustive, extravagance, extreme, extreme limit, extremity, exuberance, fertility, first place, first prize, first-class, first-rate, flood, flow, foison, full, full measure, fullness, generosity, generousness, grand, grave, great, great abundance, great plenty, greatest, gush, head, headmost, headship, heaven, heavens, heavy, hegemony, height, high noon, highest, highest degree, highest pitch, highest point, imperium, influence, intense, irresistible, jurisdiction, kingship, landslide, lavishness, leadership, liberality, liberalness, limit, lordship, lots, luxuriance, main, management, mastership, mastery, maximal, meridian, meridional, mighty, more than enough, most, mountaintop, much, myriad, myriads, ne plus ultra, new high, no place higher, noon, nth degree, numerousness, opulence, opulency, outpouring, outside, overflow, overmost, palms, paramount, paramountcy, peak, pinnacle, pitch, plenary, plenitude, plenteousness, plentifulness, plenty, point, pole, power, powerful, preeminent, presidency, prevalence, primacy, prodigality, productiveness, profuseness, profusion, quantities, record, repleteness, repletion, rich harvest, rich vein, richness, ridge, riot, riotousness, rule, say, scads, serious, seventh heaven, shower, sky, sovereignty, spate, spire, stream, strong, substantiality, substantialness, summit, summital, superabundance, superlative, supremacy, supreme, sway, teemingness, the whole, tip, tip-top, top, top spot, topmost, top-notch, total, ultimate, upmost, upper extremity, upper limit, uppermost, utmost, utmost extent, uttermost, vertex, vertical, very top, wealth, zenith, zenithal
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY