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extremum

[ik-stree-muh m]
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noun, plural ex·tre·ma [ik-stree-muh] /ɪkˈstri mə/. Mathematics.
  1. 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

ad extremum

[ahd ek-strey-moo m; English ad ek-stree-muh m]
adverb Latin.
  1. to the extreme; at last; finally.
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  • But if so, what is the extremum which Cicero advises Quintus to accept?

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1

    Marcus Tullius Cicero


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