Extremum definition

ĭk-strēməm
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A value in the domain of a given function at which the function attains a maximum or minimum value.
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(math.) The maximum or minimum value of a function.
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(mathematics) A point, or value, which is a maximum or a minimum.
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Noun

Singular:
extremum
Plural:
extrema, extremums

Origin of extremum

  • From Latin extrēmum neuter sing. of extrēmus outermost, extreme eghs in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin extremus

    From Wiktionary