# Definition of maxima

**maxima**Noun Plural of maximum**maximum**Noun The highest limit.**maximum**Noun The greatest value of a set or other mathematical structure, especially the global maximum or a local maximum of a function.**maximum**Noun An upper bound of a set which is also an element of that set.**maximum**Noun The largest value of a batch or sample or the upper bound of a probability distribution.**maximum**Adjective To the highest degree.