maximin

noun

maxi·​min ˈmak-sə-ˌmin How to pronounce maximin (audio)
: the maximum of a set of minima
especially : the largest of a set of minimum possible gains each of which occurs in the least advantageous outcome of a strategy followed by a participant in a situation governed by game theory compare minimax

Word History

Etymology

maximum + minimum

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of maximin was in 1951

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Cite this Entry

“Maximin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maximin. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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