Definition of maximum in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmaksɪməm

noun (plural maxima /-mə/ or maximums)


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mid 17th century (as a noun): from modern Latin, neuter (used as a noun) of the Latin adjective maximus, superlative of magnus 'great'. The adjectival use dates from the early 19th century.

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