maximum maximum  /ˈmæk sə məm/


  1. (n) the largest possible quantity
  2. (n) the greatest possible degree
  3. (n) the point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right
  4. (adj) the greatest or most complete or best possible



  1. The fallout from Gustav was relatively limited, but it was still a major storm, with maximum sustained winds of 110 m.
  2. At maximum volume, you should listen for only about 5 minutes a day.
  3. An FDA advisory panel has recommended that the maximum over-the-counter dose of the popular pain reliever acetaminophen, known as Tylenol, be lowered.


  1. Video: Camp Cal comes to Boyle County High School

    Former Olympian Walter Davis, right, enjoyed ¿giving back¿ to youngsters at the Maximum Velocity Track & Field Academy at Centre College last week. ¿This was a great camp, one I really enjoyed,¿ said Davis, a former long and triple jumper. ¿I wish more kids could come to something like this.¿
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Danville Advocate-Messenger

  2. Special session will decide maximum sentence for juveniles

    Amarillo, TX - A Texas bill in the current special session would amend the maximum sentence for a minor.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KFDA-TV Amarillo

  3. Maximum Sound & Security offers a little bit of everything

    SOUTHINGTON — Maximum Sound & Security can provide customers with everything from a system to lock down a building and issue a list of those inside to a way to shut off lights, turn down the heat and let delivery men or contractors into a house from 3,000 miles away.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The New Britain Herald


  1. "It's obvious that we have a group of people, not just in this country but around the world, who are prepared to inflict maximum damage on civilians," said Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister.
    on Jul 1, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source:

  2. But last week was different, and Bernanke said in no uncertain terms that the Fed's "commitment to both price stability and maximum sustainable employment......will be key factors ensuring that the dollar remains a strong and stable currency."
    on Jun 9, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Seeking Alpha (blog)

  3. "Obviously, we hope that it's possible to stop Iran's programs by this US-led effort to put maximum pressure" on the Iranians, especially their main energy sector, Netanyahu said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Benjamin Netanyahu Source: TIME

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