maximization maximization  /ˌmæk sɪ mɪ ˈzeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the mathematical process of finding the maximum value of a function
  2. (n) the act of raising to the highest possible point or condition or position



  1. It's still the same profits and maximization model, but lets graft on some good public relations, because we've got these activists out there hassling us.
  2. Not surprisingly, the only concern of market forces is the maximization of profits, regardless of the harm this may cause for people other than the immediate beneficiaries.
  3. Both do involve maximization, but show me a coherent theory of social planning that doesn't.



  1. "You have to be honest about the number and have to be careful about how you get that money," said Yee, D-Daly City. "The increased revenue is predicated on maximizing the lottery. Unfortunately that maximization is on the backs of poor...
    on Feb 19, 2008 By: Leland Yee Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "What needs to be developed first and how best we achieve maximization that pays homage to what is there," Sillerman said, "but also provide a whole new perspective on where we are going."
    on Dec 28, 2009 By: Robert Sillerman Source: USA Today

  3. "We are highly confident that a value maximization process will yield values for Nabi shareholders on the order of three times the current price of the stock," Loeb writes, suggesting that board members and executives who don't opt for a sale...
    on Aug 16, 2006 By: Daniel Loeb Source:

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