upper bound


noun Mathematics.

an element greater than or equal to all the elements in a given set: 3 and 4 are upper bounds of the set consisting of 1, 2, and 3.Compare bound3 (def. 4), greatest lower bound, least upper bound, lower bound.

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Scientific definitions for upper bound

upper bound

A number that is greater than or equal to every number in a given set.
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