extreme point


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n extreme point the point located farthest from the middle of something
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  • John Berryman
    John Berryman
    “The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he's in business.”
  • J. August Strindberg
    “A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.”


In literature:

At last Maggot managed to touch the rock with the extreme point of his toe.
"Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines" by R.M. Ballantyne
They were seated on the rocky point on the extremity of which their yacht had been driven.
"The Giant of the North" by R.M. Ballantyne
Point of Rocks was the extreme limit of Harlem Heights.
"The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn" by Henry P. Johnston
From the extreme South point of Anzacs to their extreme North was formerly 2-3/4 miles.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
This is an extremely important point.
"The Young Franc Tireurs" by G. A. Henty
The highest peaks were at the most extreme north-east point.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Mr. Reed, that is an extremely important point.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
In Continuity, it is impossible to distinguish phenomena at their merging-points, so we look for them at their extremes.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
One great redeeming point of the people of Goyaz was that they were extremely charitable.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Fastigium: Orthoptera; the extreme point or front of vertex.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith

In news:

In this case, the key to unlocking Obama's speech may be Aristotle's golden mean , the search for a mid-point between extremes.
Someone Needs to Point Out the GOP's New Extremism.
Tucked into the column by Ben Clarke on Wednesday, Oct 3, is an extremely telling point.
Now it's the would-be jumping off point for the world's newest battle against Islamist extremism.
"Had Argentina not defaulted when it did, it is extremely unlikely that it would have recovered to the point where it did, and then none of its creditors would have got any of their money back," added Dearden.
"The state Ed Department should be giving guidance to school districts, saying they should be extremely cautious about how they use these at this point," he said.
We've been pointing to the power of thought leadership as an extremely effective way to create such a net worth.
Placing a pressure transmitter at the extremities of a distribution system, as in Figure 1, improves energy conservation by allowing the drive PID controller to utilize a lower set point.
Deliberation tends to move groups, and the individuals who compose them, toward a more extreme point in the direction indicated by their own predeliberation judgments.
In a striking empirical regularity, deliberation tends to move groups, and the individuals who compose them, toward a more extreme point in the direction indicated by their own predeliberation judgments.
Horses, like dogs and other domesticated animals, can be extremely affectionate and respond to many human cues, such as pointing and gaze directions.
Point of fact, renting here is a difficult business with rents extremely high and the selection rapidly shrinking.
An extreme high tide of 12 to 15 feet Monday night battered Stony Point's waterfront neighborhoods, including Grassy Point, Beach Road and the Ba Mar Mobile Home Park.
'Extremely rare' About 5 percent of mice, hamsters and other rodents carry LCMV and about 2 percent of the general public has antibodies to it, meaning they've been exposed to it at some point, Kazmierczak said.
Saillant points to the century-long evolution of automotive painting — moving from an extremely polluting process to one which now has effective emissions controls — as an example of scientists ' and engineers' collaborative solutions.

In science:

In fact, (see [13, Theorem 3.1]), eP is the set of extreme points of the compact simplex eS .
Invariant subspaces of Voiculescu's circular operator
So the two vectors of a curvature would be given by the positions of the extreme points of the vector giving the first derivative.
It is the ambiguity. (But only three generations)
Thus it suffices to prove that all extreme points of F are supported on (V \{z})2 or on simple paths.
Fast graphs for the random walker
As f∗ is an extreme point, f∗ = fπ , and the proof is complete.
Fast graphs for the random walker
Nv is also equal to the distance between the two extremal points reached by the RW.
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks