Extrema



[ik-stree-muh] /ɪkˈstri mə/

noun
1.
Mathematics. plural of .
[ik-stree-muh m] /ɪkˈstri məm/
noun, plural extrema
[ik-stree-muh] /ɪkˈstri mə/ (Show IPA). Mathematics.
1.
a maximum or minimum value of a function in a specified neighborhood.

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