Part of speech: adjective

The greatest possible; as, a maximum speed.

Part of speech: noun

The greatest quantity, amount, or degree.

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Usage examples "maximum":

  1. Small- sized tree, its maximum height being about 25 feet. - "Seasoning of Wood", Joseph B. Wagner.
  2. It is customary with some housekeepers to start the new maid on a comparatively low salary, with the promise of an increase of perhaps fifty cents per month, in case she proves herself worthy, till the maximum is reached. - "The Complete Home", Various.
  3. We failed, therefore, to find any law which was an accurate guide to the maximum day's work for a first- class workman. - "The Principles of Scientific Management", Frederick Winslow Taylor.