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English definition of “maximum”

maximum

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
/ˈmæksɪməm/ (plural maximums, maxima) ( abbreviation max)
the largest amount allowed or possible: a maximum of $100/10%/50 people, etc. The pensioners were told their income would be cut by a maximum of 20%. There are a range of tariffs with the minimum being 5% and the maximum 70%. the maximum allowed/permitted He had given a $10,000 cash contribution - the maximum allowed by law. Your expenses will be paid up to a reasonable maximum.
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