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maximum

adjective [before noun]
 
 
/ˈmæksɪməm/ ( abbreviation max)
being the largest amount or number allowed or possible: maximum cost/fee/charge This puts the total maximum cost of the computer at £750.maximum rate/level/speed The maximum rate of interest on loans is 1% a month.maximum number/amount The maximum number of people we can accommodate is 250. the maximum fine/sentence/penalty
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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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