# Definitions for **upper bound**

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### Princeton's WordNet

upper bound(noun)

(mathematics) a number equal to or greater than any other number in a given set

### Freebase

Upper and lower bounds

In mathematics, especially in order theory, an upper bound of a subset S of some partially ordered set is an element of K which is greater than or equal to every element of S. The term lower bound is defined dually as an element of K which is less than or equal to every element of S. A set with a upper bound is said to be bounded from above by that bound, a set with a lower bound is said to be bounded from below by that bound. The terms bounded above are also used in the mathematical literature for sets that have upper bounds.

### Sample Sentences & Example Usage

We do n’t know how the findings would translate into an actual retail environment, they almost certainly represent an

**upper bound**on what might be possible, but the study suggests it would be worthwhile trying to find out.

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