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English definition of “maximum”

maximum

adjective uk   /ˈmæk.sɪ.məm/ us  
B1 being the largest amount or number allowed or possible: maximum speed/effort/temperature The bomb was designed to cause the maximum amount of damage.Maximum and minimum

maximum

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈmæk.sɪ.məm/ (plural maxima or maximums) us  
B1 the largest amount allowed or possible: The temperature will reach a maximum of 27°C today.
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