[mak-suh-mahyz] /ˈmæk səˌmaɪz/
verb (used with object), maximized, maximizing.
to increase to the greatest possible amount or degree:
to look for ways of maximizing profit.
to represent at the highest possible estimate; magnify:
He maximized his importance in the program, minimizing the contributions of the other participants.
to make the greatest or fullest use of:
Maximize your time by planning ahead.
(transitive) to make as high or great as possible; increase to a maximum
(maths) to find the maximum of (a function)
1802, formed in English from maximum + -ize; first attested in Bentham, who used it often. Related: Maximized; maximizing.
“Job Control Languages: MAXIMOP and CAFE”, J. Brandon, Proc BCS Symp on Job Control Languages–Past Present and Future, NCC, Manchester, ENgland 1974.
[mak-suh-muh m] /ˈmæk sə məm/ noun, plural maximums, maxima [mak-suh-muh] /ˈmæk sə mə/ (Show IPA) 1. the greatest quantity or amount possible, assignable, allowable, etc. 2. the highest amount, value, or degree attained or recorded. 3. an upper limit allowed or allowable by law or regulation. 4. Mathematics. adjective 5. that is a maximum; greatest […]
- Maximum breathing capacity
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noun 1. a picture postcard to which a stamp can be affixed on the picture side, after which it can be cancelled by the appropriate postal service.