The greatest quantity or value attainable in a given case; or, the greatest value attained by a quantity which first increases and then begins to decrease; the highest point or degree; -- opposed to minimum.
The greatest value attained (or attainable) by a function; the opposite of minimum. An "absolute" maximum is the greatest value within a prescribed interval, while "relative" maxima are the greatest values within arbitrary subintervals, each one of which is "absolute" within its own subinterval, and so on. In records of meteorological observations, "absolute" is with reference to the entire period of record for that station, and the "relative" values are labeled "annual," "monthly," and "daily."
Maximum (Max Williams) is a superhero in the DC Comics universe, from the Superman family of books. His first appearance was in Supermen of America v.2 #1 March (2000), written by Fabian Nicieza and drawn by Doug Braithwaite.
A dollar limit that is applied to benefit payments. Some programs have no maximum. Some maximums apply to the lifetime of the benefit program; others apply to a particular period of time (calendar year, benefit year, etc.) or particular services (such as separate maximum for orthodontic benefits).
The maximum dollar amount a dental plan will pay toward the cost of dental care within a specific benefit period. Most insurance plans have an annual dollar maximum. The patient is responsible for paying costs above the plan maximum.
The maximum is the largest number that is possible or allowed. For example, speed limit signs on the road tell you the maximum speed you're allowed to drive. Also, if you have a group of numbers, the maximum is the biggest number in the group.