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Definition of "maximum" []

  • The greatest possible quantity or degree. (noun)
  • The greatest quantity or degree reached or recorded; the upper limit of variation. (noun)
  • The time or period during which the highest point or degree is attained. (noun)
  • An upper limit permitted by law or other authority. (noun)
  • Astronomy The moment when a variable star is most brilliant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "maximum" in a sentence
  • "This is an interactive kinda thing, as he challenges his readers, Reply with a title maximum of four words about which you'd like me to write a fast fiction of exactly 200 words, together with a single word you want me to include in the text of the tale."
  • "POMEROY: Well, as far as tonight goes, we already were at what we call maximum deployment."
  • "National police commissioner George Fivaz said he agreed farmers should take what he described as maximum self-defence steps, but within the ambit of the law."