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  1. upper bound(noun)

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


  1. 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.

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  1. David Studdert:

    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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