AskDefine | Define maxima

Dictionary Definition

maximum adj : the greatest or most complete or best possible; "maximal expansion"; "maximum pressure" [syn: maximal] [ant: minimal, minimal]


1 the largest possible quantity [syn: upper limit] [ant: minimum]
2 the greatest 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] [also: maxima (pl)]maxima See maximum

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  1. Plural of maximum

Extensive Definition

Maxima may refer to:
maxima in German: Maxima
maxima in Dutch: Maxima
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