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Definition of maximum adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[only before noun] (abbreviation max)
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 as large, fast, etc. as is possible, or the most that is possible or allowed the maximum speed/temperature/volume For maximum effect, do the exercises every day. a maximum security prison The offense carries a maximum prison sentence of ten years. compare minimum
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