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## max·i·mum

(măk′sə-məm)
n. pl. max·i·mums or max·i·ma (-mə)
1.
a. The greatest possible quantity or degree.
b. The greatest quantity or degree reached or recorded; the upper limit of variation.
c. The time or period during which the highest point or degree is attained.
2. An upper limit permitted by law or other authority.
3. Astronomy
a. The moment when a variable star is most brilliant.
b. The magnitude of the star at such a moment.
4. Mathematics
a. The greatest value assumed by a function over a given interval.
b. The largest number in a set.
1. Having or being the greatest quantity or the highest degree that has been or can be attained: maximum temperature.
2. Of, relating to, or making up a maximum: a maximum number in a series.

[Latin, from neuter of maximus, greatest; see meg- in Indo-European roots.]

## maximum

(ˈmæksɪməm)
n, pl -mums or -ma (-mə)
1. the greatest possible amount, degree, etc
2. the highest value of a variable quantity
3. (Mathematics) maths
a. a value of a function that is greater than any neighbouring value
b. a stationary point on a curve at which the tangent changes from a positive value on the left of this point to a negative value on the right. Compare minimum4
c. the largest number in a set
4. (Astronomy) astronomy
a. the time at which the brightness of a variable star has its greatest value
b. the magnitude of the star at that time
of, being, or showing a maximum or maximums
Abbreviation: max
[C18: from Latin: greatest (the neuter form used as noun), from magnus great]

## max•i•mum

(ˈmæk sə məm)

n., pl. -mums, -ma (-mə),
1. the highest amount, value, or degree attained or attainable.
2. an upper limit allowed by law or regulation.
3.
a. the value of a mathematical function at a certain point in its domain, which is greater than or equal to the values at all other points in the immediate vicinity of the point.
b. the point in the domain at which a maximum occurs.
4. being the greatest or highest attainable or attained.
[1730–40; < Latin, from maximus, superlative of magnus great]

## max·i·mum

(măk′sə-məm)
Plural maxima
1. The greatest known or greatest possible number, measure, quantity, or degree.
2. Mathematics The greatest value of a function, if it has such a value.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 maximum - the largest possible quantity  upper limitpeak, extremum - the most extreme possible amount or value; "voltage peak"large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitudelower limit, minimum - the smallest possible quantity 2 maximum - the greatest possible degree; "he tried his utmost"limit, bound, boundary - the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability" 3 maximum - the point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the rightlimit - as far as something can gominimum - the point on a curve where the tangent changes from negative on the left to positive on the right Adj. 1 maximum - the greatest or most complete or best possible; "maximal expansion"; "maximum pressure"maximalminimal, minimum - the least possible; "needed to enforce minimal standards"; "her grades were minimal"; "minimum wage"; "a minimal charge for the service"

## maximum

1. The maximum height for a fence here is 2 metres.
greatest
noun
1. The law provides for a maximum of two years in prison.
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## maximum

noun
1. The greatest quantity or highest degree attainable:
2. The greatest amount or number allowed:
Greatest in quantity or highest in degree that has been or can be attained:
Translations
أَقْصَىأقْصى حَدالحَد الأقْصىالْـحَدُّ الْأَقْصَى
maximálnímaximum
maksimalmaksimummaksimum-det højestedet meste
maksimimaksimi-
maksimalanmaksimum
maximálismaximum
hámark

최대최대의
didžiausias kiekismaksimalusmaksimumas
maksimāls
maximálnymaximum
višek
maximalmaximum
จำนวนสูงสุดสูงสุด
en büyüken büyük değeren fazlamaksimumüst sınır
lượng tối đatối đa

## maximum

[ˈmæksɪməm]
for maximum benefit, use once a weekpara obtener un beneficio máximo úsese una vez a la semana
for maximum effectpara conseguir el máximo efecto
to use sth to maximum effect
maximum expenditure
a maximum security prison/hospitaluna prisión/un hospital de máxima seguridad
maximum sentence
B. N (maximums or maxima (pl)) →
20 kilos is the maximumel máximo son 20 kilos
at the maximum
up to a maximum of £20hasta 20 libras como máximo
to the maximumal máximo
you should drink two cups of coffee a day maximum

## maximum

[ˈmæksɪməm]
[speed] → maximal(e), maximum
The maximum speed is 100 km/h → La vitesse maximale autorisée est de cent kilomètres à l'heure., La vitesse maximum autorisée est de cent kilomètres à l'heure.
[number] → maximal(e), maximum
the maximum amount →
[efficiency, enjoyment] → maximal(e), maximum
[sentence, penalty] → maximal(e), maximum
n [maxima] (pl) →
the maximum → le maximum
a maximum of two years → un maximum de deux ans
to do sth to the maximum (= to the full) → faire qch à fond
adv (= at the most) six weeks maximum →

## maximum

adj attrHöchst-; size, height, costs, lengthmaximal; maximum amount (= money)Höchstbetrag m; maximum penalty/sentenceHöchststrafe f; maximum fine; maximum credible accident m; for maximum effectum die größte Wirkung zu erzielen; they capitalized on our mistakes to maximum effectsie haben unsere Fehler maximal ausgenutzt; he scored maximum pointser hat die höchste Punktzahl erreicht; a maximum speed of …eine Höchstgeschwindigkeit von …; we are producing at maximum speed; five is the maximum number allowed in a taximaximal or höchstens fünf Leute dürfen in ein Taxi; maximum security wing/prisonHochsicherheitstrakt m/-gefängnis nt
n pl <-s or maxima> → Maximum nt; up to a maximum of £8; temperatures reached a maximum of 34°die Höchsttemperatur betrug 34°; is that the maximum you can offer?ist das Ihr höchstes Angebot?; £20 at the maximum; my salary is now at its maximumich bin jetzt in der höchsten or obersten Gehaltsstufe; to exploit something to the maximum
adv (= at the most)maximal; drink two cups of coffee a day maximumtrinken Sie maximal zwei Tassen Kaffee pro Tag

## maximum

[ˈmæksɪməm]
1. n (maxima or maximums (pl)) → massimo

## maximum

greatest. This requires maximum effort / the maximum amount of effort.
nounplurals ˈmaximums, ~ˈmaxima (-mə)
the greatest number or quantity or the highest point or degree. Two hundred an hour is the maximum we can produce.

## maximum

maximální, maximum maksimal, maksimum maksimi, maksimi- maksimalan, maksimum 最大の, 最大限 최대, 최대의 maximal, maximum จำนวนสูงสุด, สูงสุด lượng tối đa, tối đa

, maximal
a., sup. máximo.

## maximum

adj & n (pl -mums) máximo
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She sketched out for him certain brilliant plans in which she took no account of the hindrances imposed by men and things; then, like all women under the influence of vehement feeling, she became in thought as Machiavellian as Gondreville, and more unprincipled than Maxime de Trailles.
Big-hearted Sky Blues star Maxime Biamou has again taken time out of his busy playing and training schedules to personally donate to a Coventry charity that helps the homeless.