Maximum and Smallest


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Maximum adjective – Of the greatest or highest degree or quantity.
Usage example: the maximum amount of time needed to complete the project

Smallest is an antonym for maximum in topics: highest, upper limit.
Nearby Words: maximize, maximise, maximal, maximization, maximally
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Smallest adjective – Being the least in amount, number, or size possible.
Usage example: severely reprimanded employees even for the smallest mistakes

Maximum is an antonym for smallest.
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  • Beams weapons have maximum rages, albeit very large ones (the smallest possible is 20 miles) that represent something more like maximum range.
  • Johannsen, who is the youngest and smallest crewmember, will then have the maximum amount of food for the return journey to Earth.
    Source: Cold Equation
  • You Cannot Grasp the True Form The rest describe things like smallest unit of time or length to maximum temperature.
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