# Minimum vs. Maximum

By Jaxson

• Minimum (noun)

The lowest limit.

“We prefer candidates with a minimum of 4 years experience in the field.”

“We need a minimum of three staff members on duty at all time.”

• Minimum (noun)

The smallest amount.

“He always tries to get away with doing the minimum.”

“Please keep noise to a minimum after 11 o’clock”

• Minimum (noun)

A period of minimum brightness or energy intensity (of a star).

“The Maunder minimum of the Sun reportedly corresponded to a period of great cold on Earth.”

• Minimum (noun)

A lower bound of a set which is also an element of that set.

• Minimum (noun)

The smallest member of a batch or sample or the lower bound of a probability distribution.

To the lowest degree.

• Maximum (noun)

The highest limit

• Maximum (noun)

The greatest value of a set or other mathematical structure, especially the global maximum or a local maximum of a function

• Maximum (noun)

An upper bound of a set which is also an element of that set

• Maximum (noun)

The largest value of a batch or sample or the upper bound of a probability distribution

• Maximum (noun)

A 147 break; the highest possible break

• Maximum (noun)

A score of 180 with three darts

• Maximum (noun)

A scoring shot for 6 runs

To the highest degree.

“Use the proper dose for the maximum effect.”

“maximal”

Wiktionary
• Minimum (noun)

the least or smallest amount or quantity possible, attainable, or required

“keep costs to a minimum”

“they checked visas with the minimum of fuss”

smallest or lowest

“this can be done with the minimum amount of effort”

as great, high, or intense as possible or permitted

“the vehicle’s maximum speed”

“a maximum penalty of ten years’ imprisonment”

denoting the greatest or highest point or amount attained

“the maximum depth of the pool is 6 feet”

• Maximum (noun)

the greatest amount, extent, or intensity possible, permitted, or recorded

“production levels are near their maximum”

“the school takes a maximum of 32 pupils”

• Maximum (noun)

a maximum permitted custodial sentence for an offence

“an offence which carries a maximum of 14 years”