[ UK /mˈæksɪməm/ ]
[ US /ˈmæksəməm/ ]
  1. the largest possible quantity
  2. the point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right
  3. the greatest possible degree
    he tried his utmost
  1. the greatest or most complete or best possible
    maximum pressure
    maximal expansion
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How To Use maximum In A Sentence

  • Take the maximum draw weight of the bow required and multiply this by a factor of 5.
  • Reaching a maximum height of 56cm the pygmy goat is essentially a pet.
  • The war-time legacy of the five-shilling legal maximum on restaurant bills was an open cheque for profiteers to pose as restaurateurs.
  • The maximum duration of residence, approved on each occasion, shall not exceed 3 years.
  • ‘We wanted to support the market and gave them the maximum amount of money we could,’ she explained.
  • Most lenders have relaxed their criteria around the maximum age of applicants at the end of the term. Times, Sunday Times
  • In their place you have to look at using low-joule cordials and soft drinks, plain mineral water and soda water, low fat milk and dry wines or spirits and even then limited to a maximum of two alcoholic drinks a day.
  • Maximum assembling is the core of the design of the railway passenger station capacity and scale.
  • In other words, he ekes the maximum out of his action.
  • The maximum penalty for running grog into a restricted area is $1000 or six months for a first offence, and $2000 or 12 months for a second, plus forfeiture of the vehicle or aircraft.
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