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1. Of, relating to, or consisting of a maximum.
2. Being the greatest or highest possible.
n. Mathematics
An element in an ordered set that is followed by no other.

max′i·mal·ly adv.


1. of, relating to, or achieving a maximum; being the greatest or best possible
2. (Mathematics) maths (of a member of an ordered set) being preceded, in order, by all other members of the set
ˈmaximally adv


(ˈmæk sə məl)

of or being a maximum; greatest possible; highest.
max′i•mal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.maximal - the greatest or most complete or best possiblemaximal - the greatest or most complete or best possible; "maximal expansion"; "maximum pressure"
minimal, minimum - the least possible; "needed to enforce minimal standards"; "her grades were minimal"; "minimum wage"; "a minimal charge for the service"


Greatest in quantity or highest in degree that has been or can be attained:


[ˈmæksɪməl] adjmaximal(e)




, maximal
a., sup. máximo.


adj máximo
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It has been reported that a training program in which subjects performed voluntary co-contractions of elbow flexors and extensors with maximal effort produced significant increases in the strength capability of both muscle groups, without the use of an external load as resistance (Maeo et al.
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He considers the case G=F4(K) and finds amongst its classifications infinite varieties of subgroups X of G that are maximal among all reductive subgroups of G but not maximal subgroups of G, and therefore not contained in any reductive maximal subgroup of G.
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Many runners fear that such a move would deplete maximal aerobic capacity (VO2max) because of the lower overall volume of endurance training conducted.