- a strategy of game theory employed to maximize a player's minimum possible gain.
Origin of maximin
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That other old man, whose beard is as white as the snow on the mountains, is Maximin.Balthasar
To all the world you are Maximin, the body-guard of Severus.The Last of the Legions and Other Tales of Long Ago
Arthur Conan Doyle
I have seen the last story transferred to the time of the younger Maximin.Gryll Grange
Thomas Love Peacock
Cruelty and superstition were the ruling passions of the soul of Maximin.
The troops listened with pleasure to the emissaries of Maximin.
- maths the highest of a set of minimum values
- (in game theory, etc) the procedure of choosing the strategy that most benefits the least advantaged member of a groupCompare minimax
C20: from maxi (mum) + min (imum)
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