NOUN

the most extreme possible amount or value
voltage peak  the point located farthest from the middle of something
How To Use extremum In A Sentence
 Dominus de Campdi, natus de Anglia, Medicinæ professor, deuotissimus, orator, et bonorum largissimus pauperibus erogator, qui toto quasi orbe lustrato, Leodij diem vitæ suæ clausit extremum. The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville
 Options markets have a volatility 'smile': the implied volatilities of the extremum strike prices are much higher than implied by gaussian distributions. Nonnormal Distributions, Arnold Kling  EconLog  Library of Economics and Liberty
 ShelbyC says: zuch: Not to mention, the Laffer curve, if it were true, does shows that increasing taxes increases tax revenues ... at one extremum. The Volokh Conspiracy » Ideology and Economic Ignorance
 And the value of E at the extremum is the entropy itself! The Reference Frame
 We conclude that the extremum factor of the Hall coefficient is a good measure of the Hall characteristic, and it can be also used to determine the mobility ratio of carriers in semiconductors.
 Vocem iucunditatis annuntiate, et audiatur, alleluia: nuntiate usque ad extremum terræ: liberavit Dominus populum suum, alleluia, alleluia. Archive 20090501
 The first step in solving such equations by the variational method is to show that the extremum is attained.
 This always struck me as redundant, since if we assume the system obeys the equations of motion, the action must be invariant under ANY infinitesimal variation (since the EOM are found by assuming that the action is at an extremum). Special Post: Noether’s First Theorem – Emmy Noether for Ada Lovelace Day
 [2193] Equidem ego is sum, qui servitutem extremum omnium malorum esse arbitror: I am he (saith Boterus) that account servitude the extremity of misery. Anatomy of Melancholy
 This always struck me as redundant, since if we assume the system obeys the equations of motion, the action must be invariant under ANY infinitesimal variation (since the EOM are found by assuming that the action is at an extremum). Special Post: Noether’s First Theorem – Emmy Noether for Ada Lovelace Day