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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.
adj.
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
adj
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),
adj. n.
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.
adj.
4. being the greatest or highest attainable or attained.
[1730–40; < Latin, from maximus, superlative of magnus great]
max′i•mum•ly, adv.

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:
Noun1.maximum - the largest possible quantitymaximum - the largest possible quantity  
peak, 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 magnitude
lower 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 right
limit - as far as something can go
minimum - 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 possiblemaximum - 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"

maximum

adjective
1. greatest, highest, supreme, paramount, utmost, most, maximal, topmost The maximum height for a fence here is 2 metres.
greatest lowest, least, minimal
noun
1. top, most, peak, ceiling, crest, utmost, upper limit, uttermost The law provides for a maximum of two years in prison.
top bottom, minimum

maximum

noun
1. The greatest quantity or highest degree attainable:
2. The greatest amount or number allowed:
adjective
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
最大の最大限
최대최대의
didžiausias kiekismaksimalusmaksimumas
maksimāls
maximálnymaximum
višek
maximalmaximum
จำนวนสูงสุดสูงสุด
en büyüken büyük değeren fazlamaksimumüst sınır
lượng tối đatối đa

maximum

[ˈmæksɪməm]
A. ADJ [amount, temperature, speed, load, efficiency] → máximo
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 effectusar algo de manera muy efectiva
maximum expendituregasto m máximo
a maximum security prison/hospitaluna prisión/un hospital de máxima seguridad
maximum sentencecondena f máxima
B. N (maximums or maxima (pl)) → máximo m
20 kilos is the maximumel máximo son 20 kilos
at the maximumcomo máximo, a lo sumo
up to a maximum of £20hasta 20 libras como máximo
to the maximumal máximo
C. ADVcomo máximo
you should drink two cups of coffee a day maximumdeberías beber dos tazas de café al día como máximodeberías beber un máximo de dos tazas de café al día

maximum

[ˈmæksɪməm]
adj
[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 → la quantité maximale, la quantité maximum
[efficiency, enjoyment] → maximal(e), maximum
[sentence, penalty] → maximal(e), maximum
n [maxima] (pl) → maximum m
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 → six semaines au maximum

maximum

adj attrHöchst-; size, height, costs, lengthmaximal; maximum amount (= money)Höchstbetrag m; maximum penalty/sentenceHöchststrafe f; maximum finemaximale Geldstrafe; maximum credible accidentgrößter anzunehmender Unfall, GAU 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 speedwir produzieren mit maximaler Geschwindigkeit; 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 £8bis zu maximal or höchstens £ 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 maximummaximal 20 Pfund; my salary is now at its maximumich bin jetzt in der höchsten or obersten Gehaltsstufe; to exploit something to the maximumetw maximal ausnutzen
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
2. adjmassimo/a

maximum

(ˈmӕksiməm) adjective
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

أَقْصَى, الْـحَدُّ الْأَقْصَى maximální, maximum maksimal, maksimum maximal, Maximum μέγιστο, μέγιστος máximo maksimi, maksimi- maximum maksimalan, maksimum massimo 最大の, 最大限 최대, 최대의 maximaal, maximum maksimal, maksimum maksimum, maksymalny máximo максимальный, максимум maximal, maximum จำนวนสูงสุด, สูงสุด en fazla, üst sınır lượng tối đa, tối đa 最大极限的, 最大限度

max·i·mum

, maximal
a., sup. máximo.

maximum

adj & n (pl -mums) máximo