maximum Definition

the greatest or highest amount or degree that is possible, allowed, or recorded.

Using maximum: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "maximum" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The maximum speed limit on this road is 60 miles per hour.

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    The company has set a maximum budget for the project.

  • Example

    She reached the maximum level in the game.

  • Example

    The maximum number of guests allowed is 50.

maximum Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with maximum

  • as much as possible; to the fullest extent


    He pushed himself to the maximum to finish the project on time.

  • the highest level of security, often used to describe prisons or other facilities designed to hold dangerous criminals


    The prison is known for its maximum security measures.

  • the highest amount or number that a place or thing can hold or contain


    The stadium's maximum capacity is 80,000 people.


Summary: maximum in Brief

The term 'maximum' [ˈmæksɪməm] refers to the highest or greatest amount or degree that is possible, allowed, or recorded. It is often used to describe limits or restrictions, such as speed limits or budgets, and can also refer to levels achieved, such as in games or competitions. Phrases like 'to the maximum' and 'maximum capacity' extend the concept of maximum to its fullest extent.

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