[ mak-suh-min ]
/ ˈmæk sə mɪn /


a strategy of game theory employed to maximize a player's minimum possible gain.
Compare minimax.

Origin of maximin

First recorded in 1950–55; maxi(mum) + min(imum) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for maximin

/ (ˈmæksɪˌmɪn) /


maths the highest of a set of minimum values
(in game theory, etc) the procedure of choosing the strategy that most benefits the least advantaged member of a groupCompare minimax

Word Origin for maximin

C20: from maxi (mum) + min (imum)
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