extrema

[ik-stree-muh]

extremum

[ik-stree-muh m]
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
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