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[mak-suh-muh l] /ˈmæk sə məl/

of or being a ; greatest possible; highest.
of, relating to, or achieving a maximum; being the greatest or best possible
(maths) (of a member of an ordered set) being preceded, in order, by all other members of the set

1872, from Latin maximus (see maximum (n.)) + -al (1). Related: Maximally.

maximal max·i·mal (māk’sə-məl)


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