• IPA: /ˈmæksɪməm/

maximum (plural maximums or maxima)

  1. The highest limit
    • P. Colquhoun
      Good legislation is the art of conducting a nation to the maximum of happiness, and the minimum of misery.
  2. (mathematics) The greatest value of a set or other mathematical structure, especially the global maximum or a local maximum of a function
  3. (analysis) An upper bound of a set which is also an element of that set
  4. (statistics) The largest value of a batch or sample or the upper bound of a probability distribution
  5. (colloquial, snooker) A 147 break; the highest possible break
  6. (colloquial, darts) A score of 180 with three darts
  7. (colloquial, cricket) A scoring shot for 6 runs
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  • Russian: ма́ксимум

maximum (not comparable)

  1. To the highest degree.
    Use the proper dose for the maximum effect.
    Synonyms: maximal
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