What does maximum mean?

Definitions for maximum
ˈmæk sə məmmax·i·mum

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. maximum(Noun)

    The highest limit.

    Etymology: French from maximum.

  2. maximum(Noun)

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

    Etymology: French from maximum.

  3. maximum(Noun)

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

    Etymology: French from maximum.

  4. maximum(Noun)

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

    Etymology: French from maximum.

  5. maximum(Noun)

    A 147 break; the highest possible break.

    Etymology: French from maximum.

  6. maximum(Noun)

    A score of 180 with three darts.

    Etymology: French from maximum.

  7. maximum(Noun)

    A scoring shot for 6 runs.

    Etymology: French from maximum.

  8. maximum(Adjective)

    To the highest degree.

    Use the proper dose for the maximum effect.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [L., neut. from maximus the greatest. See Maxim.]

  2. Maximum(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L., neut. from maximus the greatest. See Maxim.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Maximum

    maks′i-mum, adj. the greatest.—n. the greatest number, quantity, or degree: the highest point reached: (math.) the value of a variable when it ceases to increase and begins to decrease:—pl. Max′ima:—opp. to Minimum.—adj. Max′imal, of the highest or maximum value.—adv. Max′imally.—v.t. Max′imise, to raise to the highest degree. [L., superl. of magnus, great.]

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

How to pronounce maximum?

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How to say maximum in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maximum in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maximum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of maximum in a Sentence

  1. Marta Temido:

    The excess pressure in hospitals is real, in many cases, hospitals have escalated their contingency plans to the maximum and gone beyond.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    I think you know we've done more sanctions on Iran than anybody. And it's absolutely working. Now, The President has made clear The President is happy to take a meeting with no pre-conditions, but we are maintaining the maximum pressure campaign.

  3. State Bill Burns:

    This is coercive diplomacy without the diplomacy - in other words maximum pressure not tethered to clear or realistic goals.

  4. Stanislav Cherchesov:

    I've very pleased at how the team played the whole World Cup, how it showed its character and worked to the maximum, but you always start questions with negative things.

  5. Alberto Carvalho:

    The federal government can't order schools to do A, B or C, certainly, the President is seeking the maximum reopening we can get not just of schools, but of the economy.

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