## maxima

max·i·manoun

A plural of maximum

## maxima

Noun

- Plural form of
*maximum*

- In the subdivision of Gaul in the 4th century, Helvetia, with the territory of the Sequani and Rauraci, formed the Provincia
**Maxima**Sequanorum, the chief town of which was Vesontio (Besancon). - All details of the object so resolved are perceived, if two diffraction
**maxima**can be passed through the objective, so that the character of the object is seen in the image, even if an exact resemblance has not yet been attained. - 13, we suppose that a diffracting particle of such fineness is placed at 0 that the diffracted pencils of the 1st order make an angle w with the axis; the principal maximum of the Fraunhofer diffraction phenomena lies in F' 1; and the two diffraction
**maxima**of the 1st order in P' and P' 1. - Abbe showed that for the production of an image the diffraction
**maxima**must lie within the exit pupil of the objective. - At least two successive diffraction
**maxima**must be admitted through the objective for there to be any image of the objects.

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