extrema

[ ik-stree-muh ]
/ ɪkˈstri mə /
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noun

Mathematics. plural of extremum.

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extremum

[ ik-stree-muh m ]
/ ɪkˈstri məm /

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

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

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