Definition of maximand in English:

maximand

Syllabification: max·i·mand
Pronunciation: /ˈmaksəˌmand
 
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noun

chiefly Economics
  • A quantity or thing that is to be maximized.
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    • Locke's authority was Natural Law, or God's non-revealed truth, and his maximand was individual rights.
    • At the other extreme, hardly any weight is given to maximizing well-being as it competes with priority, and the prioritarian doctrine is then barely distinguishable from the maximin principle with well-being as the maximand.
    • There is some evidence that honey bees may not always maximize net gain but a different currency, net energetic efficiency, the maximand in model II.

Origin

1950s: from maximize + -and.

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