a method of estimating population characteristics from a sample by choosing the values of the parameters that will maximize the probability of getting the particular sample actually obtained from the population.
- Maximum maytag mode
storage, humour (From the US brand of washing machine) What a washing machine or, by extension, any hard disk is in when it’s being used so heavily that it’s shaking like an old Maytag with an unbalanced load. If prolonged for any length of time, can lead to disks becoming walking drives. [Jargon File] (1997-07-22)
- Maximum-minimum thermometer
noun 1. a thermometer that records the highest and lowest temperatures since it was last set
noun, Mathematics. 1. the theorem that a function of a complex variable that is analytic in a domain and on its boundary attains its maximum absolute value on the boundary.
[mak-suh-muh m-si-kyoo r-i-tee] /ˈmæk sə məm sɪˈkyʊər ɪ ti/ adjective, (of a correctional facility) 1. designed for or housing prisoners regarded as being very dangerous to society.