# maximization

Maximization refers to the act of making something as large or great as possible. If you are interested in the maximization of profits, you want to get as much money as possible out of your investments.

Maximization comes from the Latin word maximum or "greatest." The maximization of output is a reasonable goal for a manufacturing company, though it should not be at the expense of the workers' health and safety. Your art teacher is not interested in talent — he or she is going for the maximization of each student's creative potential.

## Primary Meanings of maximization

 1 n the act of raising to the highest possible point or condition or position 2 n the mathematical process of finding the maximum value of a function
Full Definitions of maximization
1

### n the act of raising to the highest possible point or condition or position

Synonyms:
maximation, maximisation
Antonyms:
minimisation, minimization
the act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position
Type of:
increase, step-up
the act of increasing something
2

### n the mathematical process of finding the maximum value of a function

Synonyms:
maximisation
Type of:
mathematical operation, mathematical process, operation
(mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods