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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (top)
a. maximum
Estoy certificado para bucear hasta una profundidad máxima de 20 metros.I'm certified to dive to a maximum depth of 20 meters.
2. (superior)
a. supreme
El decano es la autoridad máxima de la universidad.The dean is the supreme authority of the university.
b. highest
Perdonar es la máxima expresión de amor.Forgiveness is the highest expression of love.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El máximo dirigente del grupo terrorista ha reivindicado las atrocidades cometidas el pasado jueves.The leader of the terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the atrocities committed last Thursday.
Las máximas autoridades en la materia acudirán al congreso.The leading authorities on the subject will attend the conference.
3. (most)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Lo máximo que podemos hacer es compensarles por el viaje.The best we can do is reimburse your travel costs.
Lo máximo que puede esperar es que no lo condenen a años de cárcel.The most he can hope for is that he isn't sentenced to years in prison.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (greatest quantity or degree)
a. maximum
Cada bote salvavidas puede transportar un máximo de 12 personas.Lifeboats can hold a maximum of 12 persons each.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (capacidad, cantidad, temperatura)
a. maximum
2. (honor, galardón)
a. highest
la máxima puntuaciónthe maximum score
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
a. maximum
al máximoto the utmost
llegar al máximoto reach the limit
como máximoat the latest
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[+altura, temperatura, velocidad, carga] maximum
el máximo dirigente the leader; máximo jefe o líder especialmente (Latinoamérica) President; leader
el máximo premio
llegar al punto máximo to reach the highest point; lo máximo en ordenadores the last word in computers; acortaron el viaje lo máximo posible they shortened their journey as much as they could
un máximo de 100 euros a maximum of 100 euros; el máximo de tiempo que se te permite the maximum time you're allowed
al máximo to the maximum
debemos aprovechar al máximo nuestros recursos we must exploit our resources to the maximum; we must make the best of the resources we have; sube la calefacción al máximo put the heating up as high as it'll go
como máximo (como mucho) at the most; at the outside; (como muy tarde) at the latest
te costará 5.000 como máximo it'll cost you 5,000 at the most; llegaré a las nueve como máximo I'll be there by nine o'clock at the latest
máximo histórico all-time high
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