maximizer

maximize

[mak-suh-mahyz]
verb (used with object), maximized, maximizing.
1.
to increase to the greatest possible amount or degree: to look for ways of maximizing profit.
2.
to represent at the highest possible estimate; magnify: He maximized his importance in the program, minimizing the contributions of the other participants.
3.
to make the greatest or fullest use of: Maximize your time by planning ahead.
Also, especially British, maximise.


Origin:
1795–1805; maxim(um) + -ize

maximization, maximation, noun
maximizer, noun

maximize, optimize.
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maximize or maximise (ˈmæksɪˌmaɪz)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to make as high or great as possible; increase to a maximum
2.  maths to find the maximum of (a function)
 
maximise or maximise
 
vb
 
maximi'zation or maximise
 
n
 
maximi'sation or maximise
 
n
 
maxi'mation or maximise
 
n
 
'maximizer or maximise
 
n
 
'maximiser or maximise
 
n

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maximize
formed in English 1802 from maximum (q.v.); first attested in Bentham, who used it often.
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