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Meaning of MAXIMUM

Pronunciation:  'maksumum

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
    {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.
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