# Dictionary Definition

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

### Noun

1 the largest possible quantity [syn: upper limit]
[ant: minimum]

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

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Noun

maxima- Plural of maximum

# Extensive Definition

Maxima may refer to:

- Maxima and minima, the highest and lowest values (points) of a function in calculus
- Maxima (comics), a character in the DC comics universe
- Maxima, musical note value in mensural notation
- Maxima of Rome, early Christian saint and martyr killed in Emperor Diocletian's purges
- Maxima (software), a free computer algebra system
- Maxima (The King of Fighters), a character in The King of Fighters
- Maxima supermarket, a retail chain in Lithuania and Latvia, owned by VP Market
- Millimeter Anisotropy eXperiment IMaging Array, a Cosmic Microwave Background experiment
- Nissan Maxima, a brand of automobile
- Princess Máxima of the Netherlands (born 1971), wife of Prince Willem-Alexander of the Dutch royal family

maxima in German: Maxima

maxima in Dutch: Maxima