absolute maximum

noun

Definition of absolute maximum

mathematics
: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 KelleyThe Complete Idiots Guide To Calculus2002
— compare maximum 3b

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First Known Use of absolute maximum

1810


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