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Minimum vs. Maximum

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  • Minimum (noun)

    The lowest limit.

    "We prefer candidates with a minimum of 4 years experience in the field."

    "We need a minimum of three staff members on duty at all time."

  • Minimum (noun)

    The smallest amount.

    "He always tries to get away with doing the minimum."

    "Please keep noise to a minimum after 11 o'clock"

  • Minimum (noun)

    A period of minimum brightness or energy intensity (of a star).

    "The Maunder minimum of the Sun reportedly corresponded to a period of great cold on Earth."

  • Minimum (noun)

    A lower bound of a set which is also an element of that set.

  • Minimum (noun)

    The smallest member of a batch or sample or the lower bound of a probability distribution.

  • Minimum (adjective)

    To the lowest degree.

  • Maximum (noun)

    The highest limit

  • Maximum (noun)

    The greatest value of a set or other mathematical structure, especially the global maximum or a local maximum of a function

  • Maximum (noun)

    An upper bound of a set which is also an element of that set

  • Maximum (noun)

    The largest value of a batch or sample or the upper bound of a probability distribution

  • Maximum (noun)

    A 147 break; the highest possible break

  • Maximum (noun)

    A score of 180 with three darts

  • Maximum (noun)

    A scoring shot for 6 runs

  • Maximum (adjective)

    To the highest degree.

    "Use the proper dose for the maximum effect."

    "maximal"

Wiktionary
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  • Minimum (noun)

    the least or smallest amount or quantity possible, attainable, or required

    "keep costs to a minimum"

    "they checked visas with the minimum of fuss"

  • Minimum (adjective)

    smallest or lowest

    "this can be done with the minimum amount of effort"

  • Maximum (adjective)

    as great, high, or intense as possible or permitted

    "the vehicle's maximum speed"

    "a maximum penalty of ten years' imprisonment"

  • Maximum (adjective)

    denoting the greatest or highest point or amount attained

    "the maximum depth of the pool is 6 feet"

  • Maximum (noun)

    the greatest amount, extent, or intensity possible, permitted, or recorded

    "production levels are near their maximum"

    "the school takes a maximum of 32 pupils"

  • Maximum (noun)

    a maximum permitted custodial sentence for an offence

    "an offence which carries a maximum of 14 years"

  • Maximum (adverb)

    at the most

    "the table has a length of 4 feet maximum"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Minimum (noun)

    The least quantity assignable, admissible, or possible, in a given case; hence, a thing of small consequence; - opposed to maximum.

  • Maximum (adjective)

    Greatest in quantity or highest in degree attainable or attained; as, a maximum consumption of fuel; maximum pressure; maximum heat.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Minimum (noun)

    the smallest possible quantity

  • Minimum (adjective)

    the least possible;

    "needed to enforce minimal standards"

    "her grades were minimal"

    "minimum wage"

    "a minimal charge for the service"

  • Maximum (noun)

    the largest possible quantity

  • Maximum (noun)

    the greatest possible degree;

    "he tried his utmost"

  • Maximum (noun)

    the point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right

  • Maximum (adjective)

    the greatest or most complete or best possible;

    "maximal expansion"

    "maximum pressure"

Princeton's WordNet
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