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maximum

  

      n   pl   , -mums, -ma  
1    the greatest possible amount, degree, etc.  
2    the highest value of a variable quantity  
3      (Maths)  
a    a value of a function that is greater than any neighbouring value  
b    a stationary point on a curve at which the tangent changes from a positive value on the left of this point to a negative value on the right  
   Compare       minimum       4  
c    the largest number in a set  
4      (Astronomy)  
a    the time at which the brightness of a variable star has its greatest value  
b    the magnitude of the star at that time  
      adj  
5    of, being, or showing a maximum or maximums,   (Abbrev.)    max  
     (C18: from Latin: greatest (the neuter form used as noun), from magnus great)  


maximum likelihood  
      n     (Statistics)  
1    the probability of randomly drawing a given sample from a population maximized over the possible values of the population parameters  
2    the non-Bayesian rule that, given an experimental observation, one should utilize as point estimates of parameters of a distribution those values which give the highest conditional probability to that observation, irrespective of the prior probability assigned to the parameters  
maximum-minimum thermometer  
      n   a thermometer that records the highest and lowest temperatures since it was last set  
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n.
fardeau
adv.
maximum; no more (or later) than; at the most
E.g.: You have to be back at 11 o'clock tops; The show lasted one hour tops
exp.
love you loads
"je t'aime beaucoup" in French
n.
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.

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