[m_ˈa_k_s_ɪ_m_ə_m], [mˈaksɪməm], [mˈaksɪməm]
Definitions of maximum

the greatest possible degree; " he tried his utmost"

the greatest or most complete or best possible; " maximal expansion"; " maximum pressure"

the point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right

the largest possible quantity

Greatest in quantity or highest in degree attainable or attained; as, a maximum consumption of fuel; maximum pressure; maximum heat.

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.

The greatest number, quantity, or degree possible; as, a maximum of good result: opposite to minimum.

Greatest in quantity or highest in degree that can be or has been reached; highest allowed by law; as, the maximum price for wheat.

The greatest.

The greatest number, quantity, or degree: ( math.) the value of a variable when it ceases to increase and begins to decrease: pl. MAXIMA.

The greatest number, quantity, or degree.

The greatest possible; as, a maximum speed.

The greatest quantity, amount, or degree.

Greatest.

The greatest amount; the greatest number or quantity attainable in any given case.

The greatest number, quantity, or degree attainable, in any given case; opposed to minimum, the smallest; the highest, as fixed by some law or regulation.
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Usage examples for maximum

She looked at Mrs. Wix; she reached her maximum. – What Maisie Knew by Henry James

The maximum number of eggs is three. – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume

Therefore, since it is desired to keep up the maximum egg production in order to raise as many market ducks as possible, young breeders are considered better. – Ducks and Geese by Harry M. Lamon Rob R. Slocum

Here we have a maximum of equality and the deadest and most static of results. – The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed

When he made his famous communication to the Gun Club, the anger of Captain Nicholl reached its maximum. – The MoonVoyage by Jules Verne

For this reason I have given two figures one being the minimum and the other the maximum. – Unfolding Destiny by Shoghi Effendi

In order, however, that it may perform a maximum of duty, it is necessary that the teeth be of the proper shape for the work, that they have the proper amount of set, that they be kept sharp, and that the tension of the saw is uniform throughout when running at its working speed. – Modern MachineShop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose

The fear of the boats crashing together produced a general inclination toward maximum separation on the part of all the little units of survivors, with the result that soon the small crafts stretched out for several miles, their occupants all endeavoring to hold the heads of the boats into the wind. – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons

When there was insurrection in the Philippines we kept the Army at the maximum. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various

Here the characteristics of the dialect are at the maximum. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham

Beulah's indicated ground speed now edged towards the five hundred fifty mark, close to the maximum speeds the vehicles could attain. – Code Three by Rick Raphael

" Ten days maximum," Zircon said. – The Flaming Mountain by Harold Leland Goodwin

What would happen, Pink wondered; was one giant per bottle the maximum content? – The Giants From Outer Space by Geoff St. Reynard

Now he was to find the maximum limit of the possibilities of the brave car he had come to look upon with real affection. – The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Thus throughout the whole scientific world there is arising a new life, an eager endeavour to get nearer to Huxley's problema maximum, to penetrate more deeply into the origin of the human race. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others

The maximum did great harm to the Revolution. – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac

In two or three minutes, however, the maximum of distinctness will not fail to be obtained. – Photographic Reproduction Processes by P.C. Duchochois