• WordNet 3.6
    • n extremum the point located farthest from the middle of something
    • n extremum the most extreme possible amount or value "voltage peak"
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In literature:

The old horse should be left to graze out his last days, Ne peccet ad extremum ridendus.
"The Prime Minister" by Anthony Trollope
Non laetus accubui, cibum modice sumpsi, ne intemperantia ad extremum peccaretur.
"Life Of Johnson, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Boswell
Extremum gaudii luctas occupat.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Peccet ad extremum ridendus et ilia ducat.
"Diderot and the Encyclopædists" by John Morley
AD EXTREMUM (L.), to the extreme.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
Ah miser, extremum cui mortis munus iniquae Eripitur, non posse mori!
"Thalaba the Destroyer" by Robert Southey

In news:

From extreme to extremum .

In science:

Usually this is not a problem: all modules searching for seeds are constantly moving preventing any fixed local extremum.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
When the conditions of Eq. (2.19) are satisfied, the functional integral giving Z (α) is dominated by the extremum of the action S , namely the instanton.
Hopping between Random Locations: Spectrum and Instanton
Interestingly, this equation also follows form the extremum of the logarithm of the distribution function (36) with respect to η .
Instanton approach to the Langevin motion of a particle in a random potential
Proposition 3.7 Let T be a tiling of a polygon P . A vertex v in the interior of P is a local extremum of the height function hT if and only if it is the center of a hexagon tiled with three lozenges.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
Suppose that the fluctuating fields locally satisfy the extremum condition of Eq. (48).
Correlation function of random heteropolymer solutions