# local maximum

### noun Mathematics.

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## Words nearby local maximum

local flap, local government, local group, local immunity, local loan, local maximum, local mean time, local meridian, local minimum, local option, local oscillator

## Definition for local-maximum (2 of 2)

maximum

[ mak-suh-muh m ]SHOW IPA

/ ˈmæk sə məm /PHONETIC RESPELLING

### noun, plural max·i·mums, max·i·ma [mak-suh-muh] /ˈmæk sə mə/.

the greatest quantity or amount possible, assignable, allowable, etc.

the highest amount, value, or degree attained or recorded.

an upper limit allowed or allowable by law or regulation.

Mathematics.

- Also called relative maximum, local maximum. the value of a function at a certain point in its domain, which is greater than or equal to the values at all other points in the immediate vicinity of the point.Compare absolute maximum.
- the point in the domain at which a maximum occurs.

### adjective

that is a maximum; greatest or highest possible or attained: maximum satisfaction; maximum temperature.

pertaining to a maximum or maximums.

## Origin of maximum

1730–40; < Latin, noun use of neuter of maximus, superlative of magnus great, large

## OTHER WORDS FROM maximum

max·i·mum·ly, adverbsub·max·i·mum, adjectiveDictionary.com Unabridged
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## British Dictionary definitions for local-maximum

maximum

/ (ˈmæksɪməm) /

### noun plural -mums or -ma (-mə)

the greatest possible amount, degree, etc

the highest value of a variable quantity

maths

- a value of a function that is greater than any neighbouring value
- a stationary point on a curve at which the tangent changes from a positive value on the left of this point to a negative value on the rightCompare minimum (def. 4)
- the largest number in a set

astronomy

- the time at which the brightness of a variable star has its greatest value
- the magnitude of the star at that time

### adjective

of, being, or showing a maximum or maximums

Abbreviation: max

## Word Origin for maximum

C18: from Latin: greatest (the neuter form used as noun), from magnus great

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## Medical definitions for local-maximum

maximum

[ măk′sə-məm ]

### n. pl. max•i•mums

The greatest possible quantity or degree.

The greatest quantity or degree reached or recorded; the upper limit of variation.

The time or period during which the highest point or degree is attained.

### adj.

Having or being the greatest quantity or the highest degree attained or attainable.

Of, relating to, or making up a maximum.

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## Scientific definitions for local-maximum

maximum

[ măk′sə-məm ]

### Plural maximums maxima

The greatest known or greatest possible number, measure, quantity, or degree.

The greatest value of a mathematical function, if it has such a value.

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