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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

ad extremum

[ahd ek-strey-moo m; English ad ek-stree-muh m] /ɑd ɛkˈstreɪ mʊm; English æd ɛkˈstri məm/
adverb, Latin.
1.
to the extreme; at last; finally.
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  • As the glacier retreated, it left a piles of debris at its extremum.

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