adjective, ex·trem·er, ex·trem·est.
- the first or the last term, as of a proportion or series.
- a relative maximum or relative minimum value of a function in a given region.
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The co-founder also stressed that most of Public’s users find its service organically, implying that the startup’s marketing costs have not been extreme, nor its growth artificially boosted.Robinhood’s pain is Public’s gain as VCs rush to give it more money|Mary Ann Azevedo|February 11, 2021|TechCrunch
The Crosby-Malkin Penguins do have a history of extreme late-season surges.
In extreme cases, you can end up with a single person shouldering the burden of many hands — very unfair.‘Chronically understaffed’: Confessions of an agency exec on the cost of online advertising’s Covid growth|Seb Joseph|February 11, 2021|Digiday
I think that the problem is that in some cases, not in those extreme cases, there’s speech that one person might say is legitimate and should be up, but others say it should be taken down.Twenty-Six Words Created the Internet. What Will It Take to Save It?|Stephen Engelberg|February 9, 2021|ProPublica
Mars is substantially more complicated, with an atmosphere that distributes heat and makes the temperature extremes far more moderate, plus orbital wobbles that ensure seasonal changes in temperature.Mapping the ice on Mars that could support future missions|John Timmer|February 9, 2021|Ars Technica
Investigators will focus on whether the sudden emergency was so extreme that no degree of pilot skill would have helped.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He was part of an extreme, racialized white faction in the Louisiana state house that was clearly dead-set against honoring King.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the most extreme cases, it allows for the extrajudicial killing of black people without consequence.
Nor should we ever assume that weather alone, however extreme, should be fatal to a commercial flight.
No one likes it when their sandcastle is knocked over, but his reaction is a bit, err, extreme.
Practise gliding in the form of inflection, or slide, from one extreme of pitch to another.
The controlling center of consciousness is the extreme limit of the nares anteri.
As a rule, however, even in the case of extreme varieties, a careful examination of the specimen will enable it to be identified.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Nothing but an extreme love of truth could have hindered me from concealing this part of my story.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
It stands at one extreme of our currency, with a dollar of gold set aside behind each dollar of paper.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
British Dictionary definitions for extreme
- the first or last term of a series or a proportion
- a maximum or minimum value of a function