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extremum

[ ik-stree-muhm ]

noun

, Mathematics.
, plural ex·tre·ma [ik-, stree, -m, uh].
  1. a maximum or minimum value of a function in a specified neighborhood.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of extremum1

1900–05; < New Latin, noun use of neuter of Latin extrēmus extreme

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Example Sentences

The old horse should be left to graze out his last days, Ne peccet ad extremum ridendus.

Nihil mihi diuturnum videtur, in quo est aliquid extremum: comp.

Cum diu occulte suspirassent; postea jam gemere, ad extremum vero loqui omnes et clamare cperunt.

Mihi ne diuturnum quidem quicquam videtur, in quo est aliquid extremum.

In utramque partem disputat, sed tamen ad extremum utilitate, ut putat, officium dirigit magis quam humanitate.

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