# maximum

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• The greatest possible quantity or degree.
• The greatest quantity or degree reached or recorded; the upper limit of variation.
• The time or period during which the highest point or degree is attained.
• An upper limit permitted by law or other authority.
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• The moment when a variable star is most brilliant.
• The magnitude of the star at such a moment.
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• The greatest value assumed by a function over a given interval.
• The largest number in a set.
• Having or being the greatest quantity or the highest degree that has been or can be attained.
• Of, relating to, or making up a maximum.
• The greatest amount, quantity, or degree; the utmost extent or limit: opposed to <em>minimum</em>, the smallest.
• In <em>mathematics</em>, that value of a function at which it ceases to increase and begins to decrease.
• Greatest: as, the <em>maximum</em> velocity.
• 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 <ant>minimum</ant>.
• a thermometer that registers the highest degree of temperature attained in a given time, or since its last adjustment.
• Greatest in quantity or highest in degree attainable or attained
• The <xref>highest</xref> <xref>limit</xref>.
• The <xref>greatest</xref> <xref>value</xref> of a <xref>set</xref> or other mathematical structure, especially the global maximum or a <xref>local maximum</xref> of a <xref>function</xref>.
• An upper bound of a set which is also an element of that set.
• The largest value of a <xref>batch</xref> or <xref>sample</xref> or the upper bound of a <xref>probability distribution</xref>.
• A 147 break; the highest possible break.
• A <xref>score</xref> of <xref>180</xref> with three darts.
• A scoring shot for 6 runs.
• To the highest degree.
• the greatest or most complete or best possible
• the greatest possible degree
• the largest possible quantity
• the point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right