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n. pl. ex·tre·ma (-mə) Mathematics
A value in the domain of a given function at which the function attains a maximum or minimum value.
[From Latin, extrēmum, neuter sing. of extrēmus, outermost, extreme; see eghs in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl -mums or -ma (-mə)
(Mathematics) maths the maximum or minimum value of a mathematical function
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|Noun||1.||extremum - the point located farthest from the middle of something|
extremity - the outermost or farthest region or point
|2.||extremum - the most extreme possible amount or value; "voltage peak"|
limitation, limit - the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed; "there are limits on the amount you can bet"; "it is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight"
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