From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmaximummax‧i‧mum1 /ˈmæksəməm/ ●●● S3 W2 AWL adjective [only before noun] TMthe maximum amount, quantity, speed etc is the largest that is possible or allowed OPP minimum The car has a maximum speed of 120 mph. They made maximum use of the resources available. To get the maximum benefit, do the exercises slowly. Display the hologram under a strong light for maximum effect. The plant is operating at maximum capacity.maximum amount/number etc Work out the maximum amount you can afford to spend. The award will consist of a lump sum to a maximum value of $5,000.maximum sentence/penalty/fine etc She faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Examples from the Corpusmaximum• The pair were fined the maximum £1,000 and ordered to pay £1,000 costs.• Interest on loans is fixed by law at a maximum 1% a month, a true rate of 12.68%.• A lesser finding of manslaughter carries a maximum 20-year prison term.• Francis Gary Powers repeatedly claimed he was at maximum altitude when he felt the impact and saw the flash.• The rotary pumps have a maximum displacement of up to 80m 3 h -1.• Under new guidelines, hamburgers will have a maximum fat content of 22%.• The Democrats proposed slowing growth so the maximum federal spending per person would be $ 7,200.• A maximum inversion of - 2500 m over the offshore part of Cleveland Hills High is recognised.• Forty is the maximum number of passengers this bus is allowed to carry.• We want our message to reach the maximum number of people.• The first is very short duration, maximum output attacks.• Both men are facing a maximum penalty of a year in jail.• Ditikins faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.• Travelling at its maximum speed of 186 mph, the train reached Paris in less than two hours.• After leaving Calais, the train soon reaches its maximum speed of 300 kph.• We'll show you how to arrange the furniture in your office to make maximum use of the space available.• Let's try to make maximum use of this opportunity.maximum sentence/penalty/fine etc• Although the court found that she was not a militant member of the guerrilla group, she received a maximum sentence.• The maximum sentence is six months in jail or a £2,000 fine.• Despite that, he received the maximum sentence: life.• In Oregon, removal of a roadkill can carry a maximum fine of $ 2,500 and a year in jail.• He faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $ 250,000 fine.• It carries a longer maximum sentence of ten years.• Officer John Middleton barely avoided losing his badge, receiving a 240-hour suspension, the maximum penalty short of dismissal.• The maximum fine upon convictions for breach of the order is £200.maximummaximum2 ●●● S3 W3 AWL noun [countable] BIGthe largest number or amount that is possible or is allowed SYN minimummaximum of He faces a maximum of seven years in prison. The company will reimburse you up to a maximum of $1,000. We might have a third child, but that’s the absolute maximum.COLLOCATIONSadjectivesan absolute maximumEntries are limited to an absolute maximum of 100 words.the statutory/legal maximum (=one set by law)The legal maximum for election contributions was $1,000.the agreed/stipulated/recommended maximum (=one that is agreed between people)A pregnant woman should drink no more than the recommended maximum of 4 units per week.verbshave a maximumEach submarine will have a maximum of 128 warheads.reach a maximumThese sheep reach a maximum of 70 kg at adulthood.exceed a maximumThe fine must not exceed the statutory maximum.limit/restrict to a maximumThe amount you will have to pay is limited to 10% of the total.allow a maximumTo lose weight, allow yourself only 1,500 calories per day.
Examples from the Corpusmaximum• Any one application must not exceed £1,000 and a maximum of three applications in three years can be made.• The sales period will have a minimum of one week and a maximum of two months.• Individuals may donate a maximum of $1000 to the campaign.• They can take up to 30 people - we were normally a maximum of 12.• If your second shot hits you can fire yet again, and so on, up to a maximum of six shots.• Tourists can stay up to a maximum of 90 days.• A maximum of 10 users may be specified at each DC-ACCESS keyword.• By the mid-1900s the sensitivity of the original design had reached its maximum.• You don't have to wait long for a new passport - 3 weeks is about the maximum.• Thirty students per class is the maximum.• On this album I think the maximum was about thirty.• The maximum of movement, he wrote, with the maximum of stillness.up to a maximum of• The adult dose is two capsules at once, followed by a capsule hourly, up to a maximum of five.• Once you reach your target weight, you can increase your intake up to a maximum of 70 grams a day.From Longman Business Dictionarymaximummax‧i‧mum1 /ˈmæksəməm/ adjective [only before a noun] the maximum amount, quantity etc is the largest that is possible or allowedThe maximum cost of the plan would be $9.7 million.The maximum rate of income tax was cut to 35 percent.maximummaximum2 noun (plural maxima /-mə/ or maximums) [countable] abbreviation max the largest number or amount that is possible or is allowedmaximum ofThe company could be fined a maximum of $10,000.Origin maximum2 (1500-1600) Latin maximus “greatest”, from magnus “great”