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# maximum

## Definitions

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

• noun The greatest possible quantity or degree.
• noun The greatest quantity or degree reached or recorded; the upper limit of variation.
• noun The time or period during which the highest point or degree is attained.
• noun An upper limit permitted by law or other authority.
• noun The moment when a variable star is most brilliant.
• noun The magnitude of the star at such a moment.
• noun The greatest value assumed by a function over a given interval.
• noun The largest number in a set.
• adjective Having or being the greatest quantity or the highest degree that has been or can be attained.
• adjective Of, relating to, or making up a maximum.

### from The Century Dictionary.

• noun The greatest amount, quantity, or degree; the utmost extent or limit: opposed to minimum, the smallest.
• noun In mathematics, that value of a function at which it ceases to increase and begins to decrease.
• Greatest: as, the maximum velocity.

### from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

• noun The greatest quantity or value attainable in a given case; or, the greatest value attained by a quantity which first increases and then begins to decrease; the highest point or degree; -- opposed to minimum.
• noun a thermometer that registers the highest degree of temperature attained in a given time, or since its last adjustment.
• adjective Greatest in quantity or highest in degree attainable or attained

• noun The highest limit.
• noun mathematics The greatest value of a set or other mathematical structure, especially the global maximum or a local maximum of a function.
• noun analysis An upper bound of a set which is also an element of that set.
• noun statistics The largest value of a batch or sample or the upper bound of a probability distribution.
• noun colloquial, snooker A 147 break; the highest possible break.
• noun colloquial, darts A score of 180 with three darts.
• noun colloquial, cricket A scoring shot for 6 runs.
• adjective To the highest degree.

• adjective the greatest or most complete or best possible
• noun the greatest possible degree
• noun the largest possible quantity
• noun the point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right

## Etymologies

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

[Latin, from neuter of maximus, greatest; see meg- in Indo-European roots.]

French from Latin maximum.

## Examples

• This is an interactive kinda thing, as he challenges his readers, Reply with a title maximum of four words about which you'd like me to write a fast fiction of exactly 200 words, together with a single word you want me to include in the text of the tale.

• POMEROY: Well, as far as tonight goes, we already were at what we call maximum deployment.

• National police commissioner George Fivaz said he agreed farmers should take what he described as maximum self-defence steps, but within the ambit of the law.

• And Fed officials framed their decision as being designed to fulfill its "dual mandate" to maintain maximum employment and stable prices.

Fed to inject \$600 billion into economy Neil Irwin 2010

• And even if the official bearish projections turn out to be true, the shortfall could be made up easily by subjecting investment income to Social Security taxes, and by eliminating the cap that exempts wage income above a certain maximum (\$68,400 in 1998).

• Very little drop in maximum velocity and very accurate.

• Very little drop in maximum velocity and very accurate.

• So locking someone up in maximum security and putting them on trial for mass murder or attempted mass murder (with the death penalty as a potential outcome) is treating them “nicely”?

• The maximum is a year in jail, but the new law would have permitted up to five years.

Attacks On Homeless To Be Hate Crimes In Florida The Huffington Post News Team 2010

• Micro-usb is far inferior in maximum bandwidth, electrical interference, and physical strength.