maxima of color and their gradation to white, black, and gray.
Averages of masses have been studied more than averages of maxima and minima.
Of the foot and squires, it is said, the most part (maxima pars) was not slain.
All four terms, it will be seen, have maxima at some hour between 0h.
The word gourd is also used in English for Cucurbita maxima.
On the 21st of June there are therefore two maxima of insolation, one at lat.
The maxima and minima of the other colours fall between these extremes.
The night maxima and minima are not clearly shown except in the southern winter.
She did fairly well at first, but fell off as the other boats were gradually tuned up to their maxima of efficiency.
The times of maxima in these countries differed so materially as to indicate a decided stratification of the meteoric stream.
1740, from French maximum and directly from Latin maximum (plural maxima), neuter of maximus "greatest," which is superlative of magnus "great, large" (see magnum).
1834, from maximum (n.).
maximum max·i·mum (māk'sə-məm)
n. pl. max·i·mums or max·i·ma (-mə)
The greatest possible quantity or degree.
The greatest quantity or degree reached or recorded; the upper limit of variation.
The time or period during which the highest point or degree is attained.
Having or being the greatest quantity or the highest degree attained or attainable.
Of, relating to, or making up a maximum.