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maximal

[mak-suh-muh l] /ˈmæk sə məl/
adjective
1.
of or being a maximum; greatest possible; highest.
Origin of maximal
1880-1885
1880-85; maxim(um) + -al1
Related forms
maximally, adverb
postmaximal, adjective
submaximal, adjective
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maximal

/ˈmæksɪməl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or achieving a maximum; being the greatest or best possible
2.
(maths) (of a member of an ordered set) being preceded, in order, by all other members of the set
Derived Forms
maximally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for maximal
adj.

1872, from Latin maximus (see maximum (n.)) + -al (1). Related: Maximally.

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maximal in Medicine

maximal max·i·mal (māk'sə-məl)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or consisting of a maximum.

  2. Being the greatest or highest possible.

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