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.
Origin of extreme
Examples from the Web for extremest
A novel, except by the extremest stretch of courtesy, it is not, being simply a panorama of the moods of its scarcely heroic hero.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2|George Saintsbury
And there is hardly any that can be proposed, even of the extremest kind, for which it would not be possible to find a precedent.Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day|Alfred Farthing Robbins
Among its extremest needs were rails and rolling stock to refit its lines of communication.The Abolition Crusade and Its Consequences|Hilary Abner Herbert
Miss Priscilla then approached a subject which required to be handled with the extremest delicacy.A Likely Story|William De Morgan
Trade unions employ as a matter of course devices which, in the case of trusts, we regard as the extremest weapons of monopoly.Supply and Demand|Hubert D. Henderson
British Dictionary definitions for extremest
- the first or last term of a series or a proportion
- a maximum or minimum value of a function