Antonyms of noun maximum

2 of 3 senses of maximum

Sense 1
maximum, upper limit -- (the largest possible quantity)
       Antonym of minimum (Sense 1)
      => minimum, lower limit -- (the smallest possible quantity)

Sense 3
maximum -- (the point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right)
       Antonym of minimum (Sense 2)
      => minimum -- (the point on a curve where the tangent changes from negative on the left to positive on the right)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun maximum

3 senses of maximum

Sense 1
maximum, upper limit -- (the largest possible quantity)
       => extremum, peak -- (the most extreme possible amount or value; "voltage peak")
       => large indefinite quantity, large indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude)

Sense 2
utmost, uttermost, maximum, level best -- (the greatest possible degree; "he tried his utmost")
       => limit, bound, boundary -- (the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability")

Sense 3
maximum -- (the point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right)
       => limit -- (as far as something can go)

Antonyms of adj maximum

1 sense of maximum

Sense 1
maximal (vs. minimal), maximum (vs. minimum) -- (the greatest or most complete or best possible; "maximal expansion"; "maximum pressure")

minimal (vs. maximal), minimum (vs. maximum) -- (the least possible; "needed to enforce minimal standards"; "her grades were minimal"; "minimum wage"; "a minimal charge for the service")
        => borderline, marginal -- (of questionable or minimal quality; "borderline grades"; "marginal writing ability")
        => negligible -- (so small as to be meaningless; insignificant; "the effect was negligible")
        => nominal, token (prenominal), tokenish -- (insignificantly small; a matter of form only (`tokenish' is informal); "the fee was nominal"; "a token gesture of resistance"; "a toknenish gesture")
        => stripped, stripped-down -- (having only essential or minimal features; "a stripped new car"; "a stripped-down budget")

Similarity of adj maximum

1 sense of maximum

Sense 1
maximal (vs. minimal), maximum (vs. minimum) -- (the greatest or most complete or best possible; "maximal expansion"; "maximum pressure")
       => supreme -- (greatest or maximal in degree; extreme; "supreme folly")

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