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"maximum" in British English

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maximumadjective

uk   /ˈmæk.sɪ.məm/ us   /ˈmæk.sə.məm/
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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maximumnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈmæk.sɪ.məm/ us   /ˈmæk.sə.məm/ plural maxima maximums
B1 the largest amount allowed 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 largest amount or number allowed or possible: a maximum penalty/sentence The stereo was turned up to maximum volume.
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The temperature will reach a maximum of 88 today.
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"maximum" in Business English

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maximumadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈmæksɪməm/ us   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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maximumnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   /ˈmæksɪməm/ us   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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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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“maximum” in British English

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“maximum” in Business English

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