extreme

[ ik-streem ]
/ ɪkˈstrim /
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adjective, ex·trem·er, ex·trem·est.

noun

Origin of extreme

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin extrēmus, superlative of exterus “outward.” See exterior
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6. See radical.
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British Dictionary definitions for extremest

extreme

/ (ɪkˈstriːm) /

adjective


noun

Derived Formsextremeness, noun

Word Origin for extreme

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

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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