absolute maximum

noun

Definition of absolute maximum 

mathematics

: the largest value that a mathematical function can have over its entire curve (see curve entry 3 sense 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 sense 3b

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1810, in the meaning defined above

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