absolute maximum

noun

Definition of absolute maximum

mathematics

  1. :  the largest value that a mathematical function can have over its entire curve (see 3curve 5a) The absolute maximum on the graph occurs at x = d, and the absolute minimum of the graph occurs at x = a. — W. Michael Kelley, The Complete Idiots Guide To Calculus, 2002 — compare maximum 3b

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