extremum

Definitions of extremum
  1. noun
    the point located farthest from the middle of something
    synonyms: extreme, extreme point
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    types:
    acme, apex, peak, vertex, zenith
    the highest point (of something)
    crown
    the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head
    roof peak
    the highest point of a roof
    type of:
    extremity
    the outermost or farthest region or point
  2. noun
    the most extreme possible amount or value
    synonyms: peak
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    types:
    lower limit, minimum
    the smallest possible quantity
    maximum, upper limit
    the largest possible quantity
    skeleton
    something reduced to its minimal form
    type of:
    limit, limitation
    the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed
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