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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.
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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
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(ˈmæk sə məl)

of or being a maximum; greatest possible; highest.
max′i•mal•ly, adv.
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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"
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Greatest in quantity or highest in degree that has been or can be attained:
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[ˈmæksɪməl] adjmaximal(e)
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, maximal
a., sup. máximo.
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Their topics include p-groups with exactly two conjugate classes of non-normal maximal cyclic subgroups, nonabelian p-groups generated by any two non-conjugate minimal nonabelian subgroups, non-Dedekindian two-groups all of whose maximal Dedekindian subgroups have index two, non-absolutely regular p-groups all of whose maximal absolutely regular subgroups have index p, and p-groups with abelian automorphism groups.
First the tension-time diaphragmatic index ([TT.sub.DI]) proposed by Bellemare and Grassino (Bellemare and Grassino, 1982; 1983) assesses the activity of the diaphragm during breathing given by [TT.sub.DI] = [P.sub.DI]/[P.sub.DImax] X Ti/[T.sub.TOT] where [P.sub.DI] is the transdiaphragmatic pressure, [P.sub.DImax] the maximal transdiaphragmatic pressure and [T.sub.I]/[T.sub.TOT] the duty cycle.
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The purpose of this paper is to present new results related to the regularity properties of the two-dimensional one-sided Hardy-Littlewood maximal operator, in both the continuous and discrete setting.