maximal ideal


noun Mathematics.

an ideal in a ring that is not included in any other ideal except the ring itself.

Nearby words

  1. maxim,
  2. maxim gun,
  3. maxima,
  4. maximal,
  5. maximal dose,
  6. maximal permissible dose,
  7. maximalist,
  8. maximilian,
  9. maximilian armor,
  10. maximilian i

Origin of maximal ideal

First recorded in 1960–65

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