min-max

[ min-maks ]
/ ˈmɪnˌmæks /

verb (used with object) min-maxed, min-max·ing.

(in a video game or role-playing game) to optimize (a character) by assigning all, or nearly all, skill points to the ability essential to that character’s success in a specified role and environment, and no points to other skills, rather than distributing skill points more evenly across attributes.

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Also called min/max.

Origin of min-max

First recorded in 2005–10; min(imum) + max(imum)

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH min-max

minimax min-max

Words nearby min-max

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