From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmaximummax‧i‧mum1 /ˈmæksəməm/ ●●● S3 W2 AWL adjective [only before noun] TMthe maximum amount, quantity, speed etc is the largest that is possible or allowed opp minimum The car has a maximum speed of 120 mph. They made maximum use of the resources available. To get the maximum benefit, do the exercises slowly. Display the hologram under a strong light for maximum effect. The plant is operating at maximum capacity.maximum amount/number etc Work out the maximum amount you can afford to spend. The award will consist of a lump sum to a maximum value of $5,000.maximum sentence/penalty/fine etc She faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Examples from the Corpusmaximum• The pair were fined the maximum £1,000 and ordered to pay £1,000 costs.• Interest on loans is fixed by law at a maximum 1% a month, a true rate of 12.68%.• A lesser finding of manslaughter carries a maximum 20-year prison term.• Francis Gary Powers repeatedly claimed he was at maximum altitude when he felt the impact and saw the flash.• The rotary pumps have a maximum displacement of up to 80m 3 h -1.• Under new guidelines, hamburgers will have a maximum fat content of 22%.• The Democrats proposed slowing growth so the maximum federal spending per person would be $ 7,200.• A maximum inversion of - 2500 m over the offshore part of Cleveland Hills High is recognised.• Forty is the maximum number of passengers this bus is allowed to carry.• We want our message to reach the maximum number of people.• The first is very short duration, maximum output attacks.• Both men are facing a maximum penalty of a year in jail.• Ditikins faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.• Travelling at its maximum speed of 186 mph, the train reached Paris in less than two hours.• After leaving Calais, the train soon reaches its maximum speed of 300 kph.• We'll show you how to arrange the furniture in your office to make maximum use of the space available.• Let's try to make maximum use of this opportunity.maximum sentence/penalty/fine etc• Although the court found that she was not a militant member of the guerrilla group, she received a maximum sentence.• The maximum sentence is six months in jail or a £2,000 fine.• Despite that, he received the maximum sentence: life.• In Oregon, removal of a roadkill can carry a maximum fine of $ 2,500 and a year in jail.• He faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $ 250,000 fine.• It carries a longer maximum sentence of ten years.• Officer John Middleton barely avoided losing his badge, receiving a 240-hour suspension, the maximum penalty short of dismissal.• The maximum fine upon convictions for breach of the order is £200.