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Definition of MAXIMUM

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Maximum \Max"i*mum\, n.; pl. {Maxima}. [L., neut. from maximus the greatest. See {Maxim}.] The greatest quantity or value attainable in a given case; or, the greatest value attained by a quantity which first increases and then begins to decrease; the highest point or degree; -- opposed to {minimum}. [1913 Webster]

           Good legislation is the art of conducting a nation to the maximum of happiness, and the minimum of misery.
                                                    --P. Colquhoun. [1913 Webster]

     {Maximum thermometer}, a thermometer that registers the highest degree of temperature attained in a given time, or since its last adjustment. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Maximum \Max"i*mum\, a.
     Greatest in quantity or highest in degree attainable or attained; as, a maximum consumption of fuel; maximum pressure; maximum heat. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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