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Topic: MEASUREMENT

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: maximum

max

1 noun
     
max1 [countable] informal
1TM the abbreviation of
maximum
:
Five people will fit, but that's the max.
2

to the max

to the greatest degree possible:
We had the air conditioner turned up to the max.
max adjective, adverb:
Let's say two hours to get there, max.
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