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Definition of maximum noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[usually singular] (pl. maxima
(abbreviation max)
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 the greatest amount, size, speed, etc. that is possible, recorded, or allowed a maximum of 30 children in a class The job will require you to use all your skills to the maximum. The July maximum (= the highest temperature recorded in July) was 105°F. What is the absolute maximum you can afford to pay?
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