maximal

adjective max·i·mal \ ˈmak-s(ə-)məl \
|Updated on: 6 Jul 2018

Definition of maximal

1 : being an upper limit : highest
2 : most comprehensive : complete

maximally

adverb

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First Known Use of maximal

1882

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of maximal for English Language Learners

  • : greatest or highest possible


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maximal

adjective max·i·mal \ ˈmak-s(ə-)məl \

medical Definition of maximal

1 : most complete or effective
  • maximal dental protection
  • maximal vasodilation
2 : being an upper limit
  • the maximal levels achieved with subcutaneous injections
  • —W. S. Hoffman

maximally

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