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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Max"i*mum
The greatest quantity or value attainable in a given case; or, the greatest value attained by a quantity which first increases and then begins to decrease; the highest point or degree; -- opposed to minimum.

Etymology: L., neut. from maximus the greatest. See Maxim

adjective Max"i*mum
Greatest in quantity or highest in degree attainable or attained; as, a maximum consumption of fuel; maximum pressure; maximum heat.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The greatest possible degree
  2. The point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right
  3. The largest possible quantity
  4. The greatest or most complete or best possible ("maximum pressure")

Via French from Latin maximum.

  1. The highest limit.
  2. (mathematics) The greatest value of a set or other mathematical structure, especially the global maximum or a local maximum of a function.
  3. (analysis) An upper bound of a set which is also an element of that set.
  4. (statistics) The largest value of a batch or sample or the upper bound of a probability distribution.
  5. (colloquial, snooker) A 147 break; the highest possible break.
  6. (colloquial, darts) A score of 180 with three darts.
  7. (colloquial, cricket) A scoring shot for 6 runs.

maximum was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Dutch, French, and Latin

Notable Persons Named Maximum

Maximum the Ryo is a nu metal and hardcore punk musician. He plays Guitar, Gibson Les Paul, PRS Guitars, Randall Amplifiers, and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1999. Maximum was born on December 13th, 1978. Maximum is also known as Maximum the Ryo.


Maximum Bob is an experimental rock and heavy metal music singing. He plays Human voice. He holds the title 1996.0 and Excerpt of "Buried deep Stays Buried Still". He was most active from 1991 to present. Maximum was given the name Robert Barnum . Maximum is also known as Smilin' Charlie, Big Hitter, Farmer Bob Hack, and Maximum Bob.


Maximum was born on August 2nd, 1968 in Newark, New Jersey, United States. Maximum is also known as Maximum Capacity. He left this life on August 21st, 2014.


Maximum is a comics character.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Maximum

Maximum is a comics character.


Fun Facts about the name Maximum

  • How Popular is the name Maximum? Maximum is the 41,024th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Maximum have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 75 babies born with the first name Maximum in the United States. That's more than enough people named Maximum to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Maximum? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1998 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Maximum first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Maximum is Tuesday, July 4th, 1989.
  • What year had the most people named Maximum born? The highest recorded use of the first name Maximum was in 2006 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Maximum: Your name in reverse order is Mumixam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Miuxamm. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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