- a maximum or minimum value of a function in a specified neighborhood.
Origin of extremum
1900–05; < New Latin, noun use of neuter of Latin extrēmus extreme
[ahd ek-strey-moo m; English ad ek-stree-muh m]
- to the extreme; at last; finally.
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Examples from the Web for extremum
But if so, what is the extremum which Cicero advises Quintus to accept?The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1
Marcus Tullius Cicero