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extrema

[ik-stree-muh] /ɪkˈstri mə/
noun
1.
Mathematics. plural of extremum.

extremum

[ik-stree-muh m] /ɪkˈstri məm/
noun, plural extrema
[ik-stree-muh] /ɪkˈstri mə/ (Show IPA).
Mathematics
1.
a maximum or minimum value of a function in a specified neighborhood.
Origin of extremum
1900-1905
1900-05; < New Latin, noun use of neuter of Latin extrēmus extreme
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Examples from the web for extrema
  • One way it is different is that one only has to make statements about local extrema near the parameters of our universe.
  • Well, if a smooth function is non-monotonic, then this property only matters if the extrema can be crossed.
  • The e option causes extrema points to be printed on the brightest and darkest pixels of the input picture.
  • The second path deals with function as an object possessing various properties, such as extrema and continuity.

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