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Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the greatest possible degree; "he tried his utmost"
  • the point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right
  • the largest possible quantity
  • the greatest or most complete or best possible; "maximal expansion"; "maximum pressure"

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  • the largest possible quantity ,
  • the greatest possible degree; "he tried his utmost" ,
  • the point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right

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Maximum Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


In mathematics, the maximum and minimum of a function are the largest and smallest value that the function takes at a given point. Togther they are known as the extrema (singular: extremum).

Minimum means the least you can do of something. For example, if the minimum amount of dollars you must pay for something is seven, then you can not pay six dollars or less (you must pay at least seven). You can do more than the minimum, but no less. Maximum means the most you can have of something. For example, if the maximum amount of oranges you can juggle is five, you can not juggle more than five oranges. You can do the maximum or less.

For a differentiable function , if is an extreme value for the set of all values , and if is in the interior of the domain of , then is a critical point, by Fermat's theorem.



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* In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility-I welcome it. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

* There are countless ways of achieving greatness, but any road to achieving one's maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity. - Buck Rodgers

* The journalistic vision sharpens to the point of maximum impact every event, every individual and social configuration but the honing is uniform. - George Steiner


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  • Judge orders maximum sentence for elderly exploitation
    RENO, Nev. - A man who scammed a local 78-year-old woman of more than $300,000 has received the maximum sentence for elderly exploitation. On Feb. 26, the Honorable Elliott Sattler sentenced 37-year-old Steve Adams to the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for exploitation of an older person. ... Read more on this news related to 'Maximum'
  • BP loses bid to cut maximum $13.7 billion Gulf spill fine
    A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected BP Plc's attempt to reduce the maximum civil fine it could face for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, leaving it potentially liable to pay $13.7 billion under the federal Clean Water Act. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans agreed with the federal government that the maximum civil penalty that BP could Read more on this news related to 'Maximum'
  • Mercury falls yet again, to hover around 30 degrees C: Met dept
    After a sweltering weekend when maximum temperature had jumped to 38 degrees Celsius, there was a marked dip on Thursday—below 30 degrees Celsius. Read more on this news related to 'Maximum'

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