maximummax‧i‧mum1 /ˈmæksəməm/ ●●●S3W2AWL adjective [only before noun]TMthe maximumamount, quantity, speed etc is the largest that is possible or allowedOPP minimumThe 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 etcWork 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 etcShe faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.
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maximum• 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 truerate of 12.68%.• A lesser finding of manslaughtercarries a maximum 20-year prisonterm.• Francis Gary Powers repeatedly claimed he was at maximumaltitude when he felt the impact and saw the flash.• The rotarypumps have a maximumdisplacement of up to 80m 3 h -1.• Under new guidelines, hamburgers will have a maximumfatcontent of 22%.• The Democrats proposedslowinggrowth so the maximumfederalspending per person would be $ 7,200.• A maximuminversion 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 shortduration, maximumoutputattacks.• Both men are facing a maximumpenalty of a year in jail.• Ditikins faces a maximumsentence 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 spaceavailable.• Let's try to make maximum use of this opportunity.maximum sentence/penalty/fine etc• Although the court found that she was not a militantmember 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.• OfficerJohn Middleton barely avoidedlosing 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 ●●●S3W3AWL noun [countable]BIGthe largest number or amount that is possible or is allowedSYN minimummaximum ofHe 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.
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maximum• Any one application must not exceed £1,000 and a maximum of three applications in three years can be made.• The salesperiod 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 secondshothits 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 originaldesign 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 adultdose is two capsules at once, followed by a capsule hourly, up to a maximum of five.• Once you reach your targetweight, you can increase your intakeup to a maximum of 70 grams a day.From King 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 maxthe largest number or amount that is possible or is allowedmaximum ofThe company could be fined a maximum of $10,000.Originmaximum2(1500-1600)Latinmaximus“greatest”, from magnus“great”