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Meaning of “maximum” in the English Dictionary

"maximum" in British English

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maximumadjective

uk   us   /ˈmæk.sɪ.məm/
B1 being the ​largestamount or ​numberallowed or ​possible: maximum ​speed/​effort/​temperature The ​bomb was ​designed to ​cause the maximum amount of ​damage.

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maximumnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈmæk.sɪ.məm/ (plural maxima or maximums)
B1 the ​largestamountallowed or ​possible: The ​temperature will ​reach a maximum of 27°C today.
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(Definition of maximum from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"maximum" in American English

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maximumadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈmæk·sə·məm/
being the ​largestamount or ​numberallowed or ​possible: a maximum ​penalty/​sentence The ​stereo was ​turned up to maximum ​volume.
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noun [C]  us   /ˈmæk·sə·məm/
The ​temperature will ​reach a maximum of 88 today.
(Definition of maximum from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"maximum" in Business English

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maximumadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈmæksɪməm/ ( abbreviation max)
being the largest ​amount or ​numberallowed 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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maximumnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈmæksɪməm/ (plural maximums, maxima) ( abbreviation max)
the largest ​amountallowed 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 ​cashcontribution - the maximum ​allowed by ​law. Your ​expenses will be ​paid up to a ​reasonable maximum.
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(Definition of maximum from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “maximum”
in Korean 최대의…
in Arabic أقْصى حَدّ…
in Malaysian maksimum…
in French maximum…
in Russian максимальный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最大的, 最高的, 頂點的…
in Italian massimo…
in Turkish azamî, en yüksek, en büyük…
in Polish maksymalny…
in Spanish máximo…
in Vietnamese tối đa…
in Portuguese máximo…
in Thai สูงสุด…
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…
in Indonesian maksimum…
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