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plural maxima or maximums

The highest limit. quotations examples

This is the fundamental principle of good legislation. It is the art of conducting a nation to the maximum of happiness and the minimum of misery

1806, P. Colquhoun, A Treatise on Indigence

(mathematics) The greatest value of a set or other mathematical structure, especially the global maximum or a local maximum of a function. examples

(mathematical analysis) An upper bound of a set which is also an element of that set. examples

(statistics) The largest value of a batch or sample or the upper bound of a probability distribution. examples

(snooker) A 147 break; the highest possible break. examples

(colloquial, darts) A score of 180 with three darts. examples

(colloquial, cricket) A scoring shot for 6 runs. examples

(colloquial) maximum security quotations examples

I just got out of maximum where I did 4 months for an arguent I had in the serving area.

1983 April 23, Alice Thompson, “Personal advertisement”, in Gay Community News, page 15

not comparable

To the highest degree. examples