Of, relating to, or consisting of a maximum.(adjective)
Being the greatest or highest possible.(adjective)
Mathematics An element in an ordered set that is followed by no other.(noun)
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Use "maximal" in a sentence
"Another route to estimating daily calcium requirements is called the maximal retention study."
"Maybe so, but I’m inclined to think that they were trying to maintain maximal fidelity to the original, rather than adjusting the transcription to what they inferred the 1787 standard to be."
"Next time don’t use the word maximal and then get on others for sarcastically using the word you used."