extreme

Definitions:

  • Most remote in any direction; outermost or farthest.
  • Being in or attaining the greatest or highest degree; very intense.
  • Being far beyond the norm: <i>synonym</i>: <strong> excessive</strong>.
  • Of the greatest severity; drastic.
  • None
  • Characterized by severe, usually oxygen-poor environmental conditions.
  • Having an affinity for such conditions.
  • None
  • Very dangerous or difficult.
  • Participating or tending to participate in a very dangerous or difficult sport.
  • Final; last.
  • The greatest or utmost degree or point.
  • Either of the two things situated at opposite ends of a range.
  • An extreme condition.
  • An immoderate, drastic expedient.
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  • The first or last term of a ratio or a series.
  • A maximum or minimum value of a function.
  • The major or minor term of a syllogism.
  • (<em>in the extreme</em>) To an extreme degree.
  • Extremely; excessively; exceedingly.
  • Outermost; situated at the utmost limit, point, or border; furthest of all; largest or smallest or last: as, the <em>extreme</em> verge or edge of a roof or a precipice; the <em>extreme</em> limit or hour of life.
  • Utmost or greatest in degree; the most, greatest, best, or worst that can exist or be supposed; such as cannot be exceeded: as, <em>extreme</em> pain or grief; <em>extreme</em> joy or pleasure; an <em>extreme</em> case.
  • Exacting or severe to the utmost.
  • In <em>music</em>, superfluous or augmented: thus, the <em>extreme</em> sharp sixth is the augmented sixth.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> Uttermost, most distant, most remote, terminal.
  • Final, ultimate, utter.
  • The utmost point or verge of a thing; that part which terminates a body; an extremity; the end or one of the ends, especially of correlated parts, of a body.
  • The utmost limit or degree that can be supposed or tolerated; either of two states, qualities, or feelings as different from each other as possible; the highest or the lowest degree: as, the <em>extremes</em> of heat and cold; avoid <em>extremes.</em>
  • Extremity; utmost need or distress.
  • In <em>logic</em>, the subject or the predicate of a categorical proposition; specifically, the subject or the predicate of the conclusion of a syllogism; either of two terms which are separated in the premises and brought together in the conclusion.
  • In <em>mathematics</em>: Either of the first and last terms of a proportion, or of any other related sequence or series of terms: as, when three magnitudes are proportional, the rectangle contained by the <em>extremes</em> is equal to the square of the mean.
  • The largest or the smallest of three or more magnitudes.
  • Any part of a right-angled or quadrantal spherical triangle other than the part assumed as mean.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> See <internalXref urlencoded="extremity">extremity</internalXref>.
  • At the utmost point, edge, or border; outermost; utmost; farthest; most remote; at the widest limit.
  • Last; final; conclusive; -- said of time.
  • The best of worst; most urgent; greatest; highest; immoderate; excessive; most violent
  • Radical; ultra.
  • Extended or contracted as much as possible; -- said of intervals
  • the relation of a line and its segments when the line is so divided that the whole is to the greater segment is to the less.
  • See <er>Distance</er>., n., 6.
  • See under <er>Unction</er>.
  • The utmost point or verge; that part which terminates a body; extremity.
  • Utmost limit or degree that is supposable or tolerable; hence, furthest degree; any undue departure from the mean; -- often in the plural: things at an extreme distance from each other, the most widely different states, etc.
  • An extreme state or condition; hence, calamity, danger, distress, etc.
  • Either of the extreme terms of a syllogism, the middle term being interposed between them.
  • The first or the last term of a proportion or series.
  • as much as possible.
  • Of a place, the most <xref>remote</xref>, <xref>farthest</xref> or <xref>outermost</xref>.
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