maximal

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maximum +‎ -al

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maximal

  1. Largest, greatest (in magnitude), highest, most.

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maximal (plural maximals)

  1. (mathematics) The element of a set with the greatest magnitude.
  2. (mathematics) Said of an ideal of a ring or a filter of a lattice: that it is as large as it can be without being trivial (improper).
  3. (logic) Said of a set of well-formed formulas: that it is as large as it can be without being inconsistent; i.e. that for any well-formed formula φ, the set contains either φ or ~φ.

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French[edit]

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From maximum +‎ -al.

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maximal (feminine singular maximale, masculine plural maximaux, feminine plural maximales)

  1. maximal

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maximal (not comparable)

  1. maximal

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maximal

Inflection of maximal
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular maximal maximalare maximalast
Neuter singular maximalt maximalare maximalast
Plural maximala maximalare maximalast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 maximale maximalare maximalaste
All maximala maximalare maximalaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
  1. maximal; as large as possible

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