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Adjective: maximum  mak-su-mum
  1. The greatest or most complete or best possible
    "maximum pressure";
    - maximal, max [informal]
Noun: maximum (maximums,maxima)  mak-su-mum
  1. The largest possible quantity
    - upper limit, max [informal]
  2. The greatest possible degree
    - utmost, uttermost, level best
  3. The point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right

Derived forms: maxima, maximums

See also: sublime, supreme

Type of: bound, boundary, extremum, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, limit, peak

Antonym: lower limit, minimum

Encyclopedia: Maximum