[mak-suh-muh m] /ˈmæk sə məm/
noun, plural maximums, maxima
[mak-suh-muh] /ˈmæk sə mə/ (Show IPA)
the greatest quantity or amount possible, assignable, allowable, etc.
the highest amount, value, or degree attained or recorded.
an upper limit allowed or allowable by law or regulation.
that is a maximum; greatest or highest possible or attained:
maximum satisfaction; maximum temperature.
pertaining to a maximum or maximums.
noun (pl) -mums, -ma (-mə)
the greatest possible amount, degree, etc
the highest value of a variable quantity
of, being, or showing a maximum or maximums
1740, from French maximum and directly from Latin maximum (plural maxima), neuter of maximus “greatest,” which is superlative of magnus “great, large” (see magnum).
1834, from maximum (n.).
maximum max·i·mum (māk’sə-məm)
n. pl. max·i·mums or max·i·ma (-mə)
Plural maximums or maxima
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