Associations to the word «Maximal»


MAXIMAL, adjective. Largest, greatest (in magnitude), highest, most.
MAXIMAL, noun. (mathematics) The element of a set with the greatest magnitude.
MAXIMAL, noun. (mathematics) Said of an ideal of a ring or a filter of a lattice: that it is as large as it can be without being trivial (improper).
MAXIMAL, noun. (logic) Said of a set of well-formed formulas: that it is as large as it can be without being inconsistent; i.e. that for any well-formed formula φ, the set contains either φ or ~φ.
MAXIMAL MUNCH, noun. A method of parsing or lexing where the longest possible section of the input is matched on each iteration.

Dictionary definition

MAXIMAL, adjective. The greatest or most complete or best possible; "maximal expansion"; "maximum pressure".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King