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extreme

[ ik-streem ]
/ ɪkˈstrim /
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adjective, ex·trem·er, ex·trem·est.
noun
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Origin of extreme

1425–75; late Middle English <Latin extrēmus, superlative of exterus “outward.” See exterior

synonym study for extreme

6. See radical.

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British Dictionary definitions for extreme

extreme
/ (ɪkˈstriːm) /

adjective
noun

Derived forms of extreme

extremeness, noun

Word Origin for extreme

C15: from Latin extrēmus outermost, from exterus on the outside; see exterior
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Scientific definitions for extreme

extreme
[ ĭk-strēm ]

Either the first or fourth term of a proportion of four terms. In the proportion 23 = 46, the extremes are 2 and 6. Compare mean.
A maximum or minimum value of a function.
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