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absolute maximum

noun, Mathematics
the largest value a given function assumes on a specified set.
Compare maximum (def 4a). Unabridged
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  • This limiting energy is the absolute maximum amount of energy which can operate in the reversible cycle.

  • Every boat-building company was trying to put overboard an absolute maximum of hulls on that day.

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
  • Greatest "net" contribution; for a man's absolute maximum product may not always be worth the required price.

    Distributive Justice John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • There was one second there around midnight when all the signs were at their absolute maximum favorableness.

    The Sky Is Falling Lester del Rey
  • The absolute monthly range of temperature is the difference, in degrees, between the absolute maximum and the absolute minimum.

  • Hence Wolf, who has made an exhaustive study of the matter, concludes that there was an absolute maximum of spots about 1372.

    Climatic Changes Ellsworth Huntington
  • What, for example, will be the absolute maximum to which wages in general could be forced?

  • At her absolute maximum of acceleration the little ship plunged on.

    The Ultimate Weapon John Wood Campbell
  • It is clear that only a fraction of this absolute maximum can ever be made available.

  • The absolute maximum duration of a total eclipse is about 7′ 30″; but no actual eclipse can be expected to reach this duration.

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