• (noun): The largest possible quantity.
    Synonyms: upper limit
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on maximum:

Solar Maximum - Predictions
... Predictions of a future maximum's timing and strength are very difficult predictions vary widely ... The last solar maximum was in 2000 ... In 2006 NASA initially expected a solar maximum in 2010 or 2011, and thought that it could be the strongest since 1958 ...
Arg Max
... In mathematics, arg max stands for the argument of the maximum, that is to say, the set of points of the given argument for which the given function attains its maximum value In other ... For example, if f(x) is 1−
Maxima And Minima - Finding Functional Maxima and Minima
... Furthermore, a global maximum (or minimum) either must be a local maximum (or minimum) in the interior of the domain, or must lie on the boundary of the ... So a method of finding a global maximum (or minimum) is to look at all the local maxima (or minima) in the interior, and also look at the maxima (or minima) of the points on the boundary and take the ... One can distinguish whether a critical point is a local maximum or local minimum by using the first derivative test or second derivative test ...

More definitions of "maximum":

  • (noun): The point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right.
  • (adj): The greatest or most complete or best possible.
    Example: "Maximum pressure"
    Synonyms: maximal

Famous quotes containing the word maximum:

    I had a quick grasp of the secret to sanity—it had become the ability to hold the maximum of impossible combinations in one’s mind.
    Norman Mailer (b. 1923)

    Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939)

    Only at his maximum does an individual surpass all his derivative elements, and become purely himself. And most people never get there. In his own pure individuality a man surpasses his father and mother, and is utterly unknown to them.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)