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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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Considering subsets of an irreducible root system that are abelian, Lawther classifies all maximal abelian sets--that is, abelian sets properly contained in no other--up to the action of Coxeter group W: for each W-orbit of maximal abelian sets, he provides an explicit representation X, identifies the (setwise) stabilizer WX of X in W, and decomposes the X into WX-orbits.
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On the northeast the maximal temperatures will be between 18-20[degrees] C, and on the southwest will be higher - between 25-27[degrees] C.
The metabolic support of effort in the game of football is dominated by aerobic zones (aerobic threshold, anaerobic threshold and maximal oxygen consumption--V[O.
In conventional cycling seat position with a circular chainring and a traditional crank-pedal mechanism, the effective force is minimal when the crank is vertical at the top (near 0[degrees]) and at the bottom dead centres (near 180[degrees]) and maximal when the crank is near the horizontal forward position (90[degrees]) (Ericson and Nisell, 1988).
The aim of this paper is to study the boundedness of spherical maximal operator corresponding to E =(0, [infinity]) from [L.
During an incremental test of maximal oxygen uptake, thresholds are established for the parameters mentioned above.
Design 1 can be described as an upper crossbeam of press with maximal nominal force 90 MN.