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Maximum appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • To get Amit’s emu, mix a mass a maximum estimate got.
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MAXIMUM is a word made from vertically symmetrical letters.

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Maximum is a member of the word family maximise, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun maximum

What does maximum mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: maximums / maxima (less preferred form)

  1. the largest possible quantity
  2. the greatest possible degree
  3. the point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • antonym: minimum
    • more generic word: limit = as far as something can go

Specialised definition of the noun maximum

Glossary of sports / darts

a score of 180 with three darts (three treble 20s) (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the adjective maximum

What does maximum mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more maximum / most maximum

  1. the greatest or most complete or best possible

Alternative definition of the adjective maximum


  1. To the highest degree.


Maximum is a musical group.

  • album: "Lucky / It's All Right"


Maximum is a record label.


Maximum is a fictional superhero published by DC Comics. He first appeared in Supermen of America vol. 2 #1, and was created by Fabian Nicieza and Doug Braithwaite.


  1. "Maximum" is the first album by the Turkish pop singer, Murat Boz. The album has only one officially released single, "Aşkı Bulamam Ben". However, music videos for the songs "Maximum" and "Püf" have been made but have not been released as physical singles.
  2. "Maximum" is the second single from Turkish singer Murat Boz. The song is from the album Maximum, which produced the previous hit "Aşkı Bulamam Ben".
  3. "MAXIMUM" is MAX's debut studio album released under Avex Trax. The album consists entirely of Japanese language covers of Eurobeat songs. The album sold more than 1.2 million copies becoming the group's most successful release. It spent 4 non-consecutive weeks at #1. It is also the 15th best selling album of 1997.
    • genre: Eurobeat
    • released on (18 years ago)
  4. "Maximum" a.k.a. "MAXIMUM!" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  5. "Maximum" is a 2010 rock album by Kolpa.
  6. "Maximum" is a musical album of Marius Müller's Funhouse.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  7. "Maximum" is a composition.
  8. "Maximum" is a 2007 single by Murat Boz.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  9. "Maximum" is a single by Tatiana Okupnik.
    • released in (6 years ago)


"Maximum" is a 2012 Hindi crime/thriller film written and directed by Kabeer Kaushik. The project features Naseeruddin Shah, Sonu Sood, Neha Dhupia, and Vinay Pathak in pivotal roles. Maximum was released on 29 June 2012. After the film's release, the film got mixed reviews but was a disaster at the box office.

Phrases with Maximum

Phrases starting with the word Maximum:

  1. Maximum wage
  2. Maximum break

Phrases ending with the word Maximum:

  1. Ledum Maximum
  2. Local Maximum
  3. Sedum Maximum
  4. Amomum Maximum
  5. Galium Maximum
  6. Lolium maximum
  7. Milium Maximum
  8. Phleum Maximum
  9. Hordeum Maximum
  10. Monomma Maximum
  11. Neidium Maximum
  12. Panicum maximum
  13. Selache Maximum
  14. Stilbum Maximum
  15. Zygnema Maximum
  16. Aconitum maximum
  17. Apiosoma Maximum
  18. Athyrium maximum

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Maximum

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Google previewHandbook of Politics for ... (1872)

by Edward McPherson

The word maximum means the greatest. It does not mean the precise amount, but simply ...

Google previewA Handbook of Politics for 1868 [to 1894] (1874)

by Edward McPherson

The word maximum means the greatest. It does not mean the precise amount, but simply the amount beyond which the issue cannot go. The section relieved the Government from the exercise of a doubtful power, which had been the occasion ...

Google previewDictionary of Scientific Principles (2012)

by Stephen Marvin

Frieden-Soffer Principle; Gibbs Principle; Inference Principle; Jaynes' Maximum Entropy Principle; Jaynes' Principle; Kullback's Minimum Cross-entropy Principle; Maximum Entropy Principle; Maximum Information Entropy Principle; ...

Google previewThe Dictionary for Human Factors/Ergonomics (1992)

by James H. Stramler, Jr.

matrix maximum permissible dose a mathematical problem, then select a method to find a solution to the problem Comment: excludes the actual numerical manipulation matrix a rectangular array of numbers with a designated ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

maximum enlisted amount — For any month, the sum of: a. the highest rate of basic pay payable for such month to any enlisted member of the Armed Forces of the United States at the highest pay grade applicable to enlisted members; and b.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Electrical Installation Work (2011)

by Brian Scaddan

of the existing circuit is near the permitted maximum. 2. A class 1light fitting should not replace an old fitting thatis suppliedby a cable with nocircuit protective ...

Google previewDictionary of Water and Waste Management (2005)

by Paul G Smith

MAC Maximum admissible concentration. MacConkey's broth A bacterial medium that is selective for coliforms, used in bacteriological examination of water and waste water. It consists of salts, peptone, lactose, sodium chloride and a pH ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1978)

Volume 6 - Calcination Equipment to Catalysis by John J. McKetta Jr

Scaling or oxidation at high temperature can be eliminated by not exceeding the maximum metal temperatures as shown in Table 9 for specific metals. Pilting. Pitting is a highly localized corrosion in the form of cavities which are relatively ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Of Corrosion Technology (2004)

by Philip A. Schweitzer, P.E.

82 Benzyl alcohol X X Ammonium fluoride 10% 90 32 Benzyl chloride X x Maximum Maximum remp. remp. Chemical °F °C Chemical °F °C CLXXXI CLXXXII.

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Materials Science (2002)

Structure and Characterization of Polycrystalline Materials by Vladimir Novikov

The maximum fluorescence yield is observed if the wavelength of primary radiation is a little shorter than the absorption edge of the irradiated material (see x-ray absorption spectrum). x-ray line intensity Maximum height of an x-ray diffraction ...

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An institution which is populare because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity. (George Bernard Shaw)
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Scrabble value of M3A1X8I1M3U1M3

The value of this 7-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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