Maximum

Definition of Maximum

Max´i`mum
n.1.The greatest quantity or value attainable in a given case; or, the greatest value attained by a quantity which first increases and then begins to decrease; the highest point or degree; - opposed to minimum.
Good legislation is the art of conducting a nation to the maximum of happiness, and the minimum of misery.
- P. Colquhoun.
Maximum thermometer
a thermometer that registers the highest degree of temperature attained in a given time, or since its last adjustment.
a.1.Greatest in quantity or highest in degree attainable or attained; as, a maximum consumption of fuel; maximum pressure; maximum heat.

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