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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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}. 
  Good  legislation  is  the  art  of  conducting  a  nation  to 
  the  maximum  of  happiness,  and  the  minimum  of  misery. 
  {Maximum  thermometer},  a  thermometer  that  registers  the 
  highest  degree  of  temperature  attained  in  a  given  time,  or 
  since  its  last  adjustment. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  the  greatest  or  most  complete  or  best  possible;  "maximal 
  expansion";  "maximum  pressure"  [syn:  {maximal}]  [ant:  {minimal}, 
  n  1:  the  largest  possible  quantity  [syn:  {upper  limit}]  [ant:  {minimum}] 
  2:  the  greatestest  possible  degree;  "he  tried  his  utmost"  [syn: 
  {utmost},  {uttermost},  {level  best}] 
  3:  the  point  on  a  curve  where  the  tangent  changes  from  positive 
  on  the  left  to  negative  on  the  right  [ant:  {minimum}] 

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