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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.
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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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Translations of “maximum”
in Korean 최대의…
in Arabic أقْصى حَدّ…
in French maximum…
in Turkish azamî, en yüksek, en büyük…
in Italian massimo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最大的, 最高的, 頂點的…
in Russian максимальный…
in Polish maksymalny…
in Spanish máximo…
in Portuguese máximo…
in German höchst…
in Catalan màxim…
in Japanese 最大の, 最高の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最大的, 最高的, 顶点的…
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