[ ik-stree-muh m ]
/ ɪkˈstri məm /
noun, plural ex·tre·ma [ik-stree-muh] /ɪkˈstri mə/. Mathematics.
a maximum or minimum value of a function in a specified neighborhood.
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Origin of extremum
1900–05; < New Latin, noun use of neuter of Latin extrēmus extreme
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Definition for extremum (2 of 2)
[ ahd ek-strey-moo m; English ad ek-stree-muh m ]
/ ɑd ɛkˈstreɪ mʊm; English æd ɛkˈstri məm /
to the extreme; at last; finally.
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Example sentences from the Web for extremum
But if so, what is the extremum which Cicero advises Quintus to accept?The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1|Marcus Tullius Cicero