from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The maximum: The car can seat five adults, but that's the max.
  • adj. Maximal.
  • adv. Maximally: We'll pay $250 max.
  • intransitive v. To reach one's limit, as of endurance or capability: The weightlifter maxed out at 180 kilograms.
  • intransitive v. To reach a point from which no additional growth, improvement, or benefit is possible: The salary for this position maxes at $45,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Maximum.
  • n. A maximum.
  • n. An extreme, a great extent.
  • v. to reach the limit, to reach the maximum.
  • n. maximum function


Abbreviation of maximum (Wiktionary)



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