Definitions for maximumˈmæk sə məm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

max•i•mumˈmæk sə məm(n.; adj.)(pl.)-mums, -ma

  1. (n.)the highest amount, value, or degree attained or attainable.

  2. an upper limit allowed by law or regulation.

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  3. the value of a mathematical function at a certain point in its domain, which is greater than or equal to the values at all other points in the immediate vicinity of the point. the point in the domain at which a maximum occurs.

  4. (adj.)being the greatest or highest attainable or attained.

Origin of maximum:

1730–40; < L, from maximus, superl. of magnus great


Princeton's WordNet

  1. maximum, upper limit(noun)

    the largest possible quantity

  2. utmost, uttermost, maximum, level best(noun)

    the greatest possible degree

    "he tried his utmost"

  3. maximum(adj)

    the point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right

  4. maximal, maximum(adj)

    the greatest or most complete or best possible

    "maximal expansion"; "maximum pressure"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. maximum(noun)ˈmæk sə məm

    the biggest number or amount possible or allowed

    We can take a maximum of five people in the car.

  2. maximum(adjective)ˈmæk sə məm

    the biggest in number or amount possible or allowed

    a maximum baggage allowance

  3. maximum(adverb)ˈmæk sə məm

    no more than

    You can watch 30 minutes of TV maximum.


  1. maximum(Noun)

    The highest limit.

  2. maximum(Noun)

    The greatest value of a set or other mathematical structure, especially the global maximum or a local maximum of a function.

  3. maximum(Noun)

    An upper bound of a set which is also an element of that set.

  4. maximum(Noun)

    The largest value of a batch or sample or the upper bound of a probability distribution.

  5. maximum(Noun)

    A 147 break; the highest possible break.

  6. maximum(Noun)

    A score of 180 with three darts.

  7. maximum(Noun)

    A scoring shot for 6 runs.

  8. maximum(Adjective)

    To the highest degree.

    Use the proper dose for the maximum effect.

  9. Origin: French from maximum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maximum(noun)

    the greatest quantity or value attainable in a given case; or, the greatest value attained by a quantity which first increases and then begins to decrease; the highest point or degree; -- opposed to minimum

  2. Maximum(adj)

    greatest in quantity or highest in degree attainable or attained; as, a maximum consumption of fuel; maximum pressure; maximum heat


  1. Maximum

    Maximum is MAX's debut studio album released under Avex Trax. The album consists entirely of Japanese language covers of Eurobeat songs. The album sold more than 1.2 million copies becoming the group's most successful release. It spent 4 non-consecutive weeks at #1. It is also the 15th best selling album of 1997.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'maximum' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2894

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'maximum' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3577

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'maximum' in Nouns Frequency: #2120

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'maximum' in Adjectives Frequency: #394

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This requires maximum effort / the maximum amount of effort.

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