of or being a maximum; greatest possible; highest.
- max·i·mal·ly, adverb
- post·max·i·mal, adjective
- sub·max·i·mal, adjective
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How to use maximal in a sentence
Some neuroscientists think it is in this state where we achieve maximal brain performance.A Nanowire Network That Mimics the Brain Could Inspire New Designs in AI | Edd Gent | July 5, 2021 | Singularity Hub
It helps, of course, that many of the men and women depicted in these 16th-century likenesses were physically beautiful, had exquisite taste in clothing, and enjoyed the means to dress with maximal fashion and luxury.At the Met, beautiful paintings that won’t love you back | Philip Kennicott | June 24, 2021 | Washington Post
The range could be anywhere from threshold pace to maximal aerobic power.
If your code worked correctly, it revealed that there were exactly four anti-isosceles sets, each with the maximal six points.
So, most of the decline in endurance performance is determined by your maximal aerobic capacity.They didn’t start running competitively until late in life. Why are they winning? | Ian McMahan | May 21, 2021 | Washington Post
If you wanted create a scandal to have maximal appeal to GOP base freakout, this is it.
The difference between health and sickness could not therefore be demonstrated to be maximal.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3 | Plotinos (Plotinus)
Among unicellular green alg, Chlamydomonas, has its maximal efficiency in the yellowish-green and Euglena in the blue.The Organism as a Whole | Jacques Loeb
Width of carapace: maximal, straight-line measurement between the lateral margins of the carapace.
Width of head: maximal measurement between the lateral margins of the head.
Diameter of ocellus: maximal outside diameter of largest (not conspicuously ovoid or oblong) ocellus on carapace.
British Dictionary definitions for maximal
of, relating to, or achieving a maximum; being the greatest or best possible
maths (of a member of an ordered set) being preceded, in order, by all other members of the set
- maximally, adverb
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