minimax

noun
mini·​max | \ ˈmi-ni-ˌmaks How to pronounce minimax (audio) \

Definition of minimax

: the minimum of a set of maxima especially : the smallest of a set of maximum possible losses each of which occurs in the most unfavorable outcome of a strategy followed by a participant in a situation governed by game theory — compare maximin

First Known Use of minimax

1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for minimax

minimum + maximum

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“Minimax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minimax. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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