maximum
Usage note
The plural of "maximum" can be "maxima" or "maximums."
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (upper limit)
a. el máximo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You can't bring that suitcase aboard the charter plane; the maximum is 10 kilos.No puedes subir esa maleta al avión chárter; el máximo son 10 kilos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (top)
a. máximo
The new electric car can reach a maximum speed of 95 miles per hour.El nuevo coche eléctrico puede alcanzar una velocidad máxima de 95 millas por hora.
b. mayor
I've already taken the maximum number of painkillers allowable, and my back still hurts.Ya he tomado el mayor número de analgésicos permisibles, y la espalda todavía me duele.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (at the most)
a. como máximo
We'll be home in three hours maximum.Llegaremos a casa en tres horas como máximo.
b. máximo
We promise the package will arrive in two days maximum.Le prometemos que el paquete llegará máximo en dos días.
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maximum
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el máximo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to the maximumal máximo
at the maximumcomo máximo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (general)
a. máximo(a)
maximum security prisoncárcel de máxima seguridad
maximum speedvelocidad máxima
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maximum [ˈmæksɪməm]
adjective
[+amount, temperature, speed, load, efficiency] máximo
for maximum benefit, use once a week para obtener un beneficio máximo úsese una vez a la semana
for maximum effect para conseguir el máximo efecto
to use sth to maximum effect usar algo de manera muy efectiva
maximum expenditure gasto (m) máximo
a maximum security prison/hospital una prisión/un hospital de máxima seguridad
maximum sentence condena (f) máxima
noun
maximums maxima máximo (m)
20 kilos is the maximum el máximo son 20 kilos; at the maximum como máximo; a lo sumo; up to a maximum of £20 hasta 20 libras como máximo; to the maximum al máximo
adverb
como máximo
you should drink two cups of coffee a day maximum deberías beber dos tazas de café al día como máximo; deberías beber un máximo de dos tazas de café al día
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maxima
maxima [mahc’-se-mo, mah]
article & superlatives
1. Chief, principal; very great.
  • El máximo dirigentethe top leader
  • Su máximo esfuerzotheir greatest effort
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Phrases with "maxima"
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velocidad maxima
maximum speed
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