1. [ adjective ] the greatest or most complete or best possible
Synonyms: maximal

"maximal expansion" "maximum pressure"

Related terms: minimal minimal greatest highest largest supreme
2. [ noun ] the largest possible quantity
Synonyms: upper_limit
Related terms: minimum extremum large_indefinite_quantity maximize maximize
3. [ noun ] the greatest possible degree
Synonyms: utmost level_best uttermost

"he tried his utmost"

Related terms: limit maximize maximize
4. [ noun ] the point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right
Related terms: minimum limit
Similar spelling:   Maximina