# absolute maximum

## noun

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,

compare maximum sense 3b
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