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maximum

noun max·i·mum \ˈmak-s(ə-)məm\

: the highest number or amount that is possible or allowed

plural max·i·ma \-sə-mə\ or maximums \-s(ə-)məmz\

Full Definition of MAXIMUM

1
a :  the greatest quantity or value attainable or attained
b :  the period of highest, greatest, or utmost development
2
:  an upper limit allowed (as by a legal authority) or allowable (as by the circumstances of a particular case)
3
:  the largest of a set of numbers; specifically :  the largest value assumed by a real-valued continuous function defined on a closed interval
maximum adjective

Origin of MAXIMUM

Latin, neuter of maximus biggest — more at maxim
First Known Use: 1740

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abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

maximum

noun max·i·mum \ˈmak-s(ə-)məm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural max·i·ma \-sə-mə\ or maximums

Medical Definition of MAXIMUM

1
a :  the greatest quantity or value attainable or attained b :  the period of highest, greatest, or utmost development
2
:  an upper limit allowed (as by a legal authority) or allowable (as by the circumstances of a particular case)
maximum adjective

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