Definition of supremum in English:

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Pronunciation: /s(j)uːˈpriːməm/


The smallest quantity that is greater than or equal to each of a given set or subset of quantities. The opposite of infimum.
Example sentences
  • Usually, a test of hypothesis consists of comparing the supremum of the likelihood in the subset of the parameter space corresponding to the null hypothesis with the supremum in the whole parameter space.


1940s: from Latin suppremum 'highest part'.

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