• Maxime Du Camp
    Maxime Du Camp
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n maximization the act of raising to the highest possible point or condition or position
    • n maximization the mathematical process of finding the maximum value of a function
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Viburnum Tomentosum, Thunb., Var. Plicatum, Maxim Viburnum Tomentosum, Thunb., Var. Plicatum, Maxim
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Maximization The act or process of increasing to the highest degree.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n maximization The act or process of maximizing, or raising to the highest degree. Ben-tham. Also spelled maximisation.
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  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “It is the briefest yet wisest maxim which tells us to meddle not.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    “Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.”
  • William Mathews
    William Mathews
    “All maxims have their antagonist maxims; proverbs should be sold in pairs, a single one being but a half truth.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “The maxim of the British people is Business as usual.”
  • Maxim Gorky
    Maxim Gorky
    “In the maxim of the past you cannot go anywhere.”
  • George Eliot
    “In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations.”


In literature:

She who hesitates is lost, a maxim which cannot be too often read, said, and studied.
"In Luck at Last" by Walter Besant
Here they are; but the last two maxims have been given us by an eclectic philosopher of the eighteenth century.
"The Physiology of Marriage, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
That's my maxim; and it's the maxim of every honest man.
"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Two great maxims emerge from the treatment.
"Talks To Teachers On Psychology; And To Students On Some Of Life's Ideals" by William James
Two Maxims were destroyed and an Armstrong was taken along with us.
"In the Shadow of Death" by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
The Boers in the night had been reinforced by men and with artillery and Maxims.
"The Transvaal from Within" by J. P. Fitzpatrick
While "believe and ask no questions" was the maxim of the Church, it was fitly the maxim of the school.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
Have you forgot the avowed ministerial maxim of Sir Robert Walpole?
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
There are current maxims in church and state, in society, in trade, in law, to which we yield obedience.
"Sermons Preached at Brighton" by Frederick W. Robertson
Our first and fundamental maxim should be, never to entangle ourselves in the broils of Europe.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
His wife was a supper-girl at Maxim's.
"Once Upon A Time" by Richard Harding Davis
Thus also in renouncing some of its other maxims it acts nevertheless in accordance with that which it is, that is to say, in reason.
"Theodicy" by G. W. Leibniz
She will be remembered as the initiator of many maxims, in the composition of which she excelled.
"Women of Modern France" by Hugo P. Thieme
The river column was the strongest, and consisted of an infantry division, with two field batteries and two Maxims.
"With Kitchener in the Soudan" by G. A. Henty
He spoke in parables and maxims, short, brief and musical.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
He dreaded two-edged weapons and maxims that faced both ways.
"Letters of Lord Acton" by Lord Acton
"The Romance of Industry and Invention"
Though this maxim is universal, the practice during pregnancy varies with the individual and the locality.
"The Fijians" by Basil Thomson
What maxim did his father teach him in consequence of this adventure?
"The Life of Benjamin Franklin" by Samuel G. Goodrich
Treat a man as you would have him to be, is a good maxim.
"Slavery and the Constitution" by William Ingersoll Bowditch

In poetry:

He of true Christian ways
As bright example sent us is -
This maxim he obeys,
"Phrenology" by William Schwenck Gilbert
A Scottish tale, of serious truth,
Will make the maxim clear,
I heard it from a shepherd youth,
As nature's self sincere.
"The Eagle" by William Hayley
Till in a pit death-baited,
Where Huns with Maxims waited,
He plunged . . . and there, blood-sated,
To death he stabbed his way.
"Kelly Of The Legion" by Robert W Service
Jesus, forgive us, that we keep
Thy sacred law of love asleep;
No more let envy, wrath, and pride,
But thy blest maxims be our guide.
"Hymn 38 part 2" by Isaac Watts
But Law's a monster that devours
The choicest comfort of your hours.
All other mischiefs may keep off;
Involv'd in law, you've plague enough,
This maxim then admits no doubt,
He who is in would fain be out.
"A.B.C." by William Hutton
An aunt, with years completely ripe,
Lov'd them as well as she her pipe:
She entertain'd, we're bound to warrant,
Maxims which are not very current:
Old coin, of value and of weight,
Though stagnate, being out of date.
"Reconciliation" by William Hutton

In news:

The word at the All-Star Game is that the Pirates, with a two-decade streak of losing seasons, are going to go all out to maximize their.
Replacing older, less efficient lift trucks at the right time can reduce your maintenance costs, improve your productivity and, most importantly, save money and maximize your return on investment.
Managers look at concerts as a way to maximize use of Finley Stadium.
Creditors generally want to keep solvent firms out of bankruptcy and to maximize their value.
I write about maximizing brand development opportunities.
So you know the old maxim about the parents who catch their kid smoking a cigarette and, to punish him, they make him smoke two whole packs.
Just as importantly, marketers should remember why it's a good time to experiment : Maximize new opportunities — not move out of desperation.'s James Murphy was at the Maxime Talbot -organized charity game Thursday night in Chateauguay, Quebec, and gathered these quotes from Vancouver Canucks Alex Burrows.
Anna Chapman on Russian Maxim Cover (
NEW YORK (CBS/WCBS) Anna Chapman made headlines across the globe as the cover girl for the Russian spy scandal in June, and now she's turning heads after nearly going nude for her country's edition of Maxim magazine.
Maximal Humanization of Monoclonal Abs.
Maximize your ROI—by talking to the likes of me.
The 'Ghost Whisperer' is whispering secrets to Maxim again.
As commercial farms become larger, agricultural equipment must run faster and feature more automated operations to maximize productivity.
But are they able to help hotels maximize their revenue.

In science:

Hence it attains its maximal value at r = 1.4 and the maximal value is at most 1.48.
Integral means spectrum of random conformal snowflakes
Noting that ln(N ) is the maximal possible value of entropy of the subsystem A, it follows that in the limit when M >> N , the average entropy, and hence the average entanglement, of a random pure state is near maximal.
Exact Minimum Eigenvalue Distribution of an Entangled Random Pure State
In this case, one can show that the pure state |ψi is maximal ly entangled, as this state maximizes the von Neumann entropy S = ln(N ).
Exact Minimum Eigenvalue Distribution of an Entangled Random Pure State
As T is a torus of maximal dimension in T + L(α, β , µ)p, it follows from [St 04, Thm. 1.2.8(4a)] that T is a torus of maximal dimension in T + L[α, β , µ][p].
Simple Lie algebras of small characteristic VI. Completion of the classification
We cal l the pair (B , B1 ) a maximal pair if (B ∩ B1 )◦ is maximal, among al l connected components of intersections of distinct Borel subgroups of G; in other words, clause (2) of Lemma 6.6 applies.
Minimal connected simple groups of finite Morley rank with strongly embedded subgroups
Maximality condition: each pin must be maximal in its direction.
A Survey of Simple Permutations
At the typical range of mχ ∼ 10 GeV, the maximal WIMP velocity of v ∼ 0.002c corresponds to a kinetic energy of Tχ ∼ 20 keV and the maximal recoil energy at Ge of TN ∼ 5 keV.
Ultra-Low-Energy Germanium Detector for Neutrino-Nucleus Coherent Scattering and Dark Matter Searches
FIG. 1: Power efficiency EP at T = 1, as a function of s and p, showing maximized power efficiency in a ridge at criticality; EP is maximized at the critical line of Derrida and Pomeau .
Maximum Power Efficiency and Criticality in Random Boolean Networks
Conclusion We have shown that critical RBNs maximize power efficiency; critical RBNs also maximize pairwise mutual information .
Maximum Power Efficiency and Criticality in Random Boolean Networks
Like the classic maximal clique problem in unipartite network, the enumeration of all maximal bicliques is a NP problem as well.
Overlapping Community Detection in Bipartite Networks
In particular, one can study the hidden symmetries and ask similar questions about the corresponding Kac–Moody extensions as discussed above in the context of maximal and half-maximal supergravity.
Extended Symmetries in Supergravity: the Semi-simple Case
In ten dimensions there are two possibilities for maximal supergravity while in six dimensions there are two possibilities for half-maximal supergravity.
Extended Symmetries in Supergravity: the Semi-simple Case
Suppose that c − 1 has maximal potential on [b, c − 1] and a has maximal potential on [a, b].
On slowdown and speedup of transient random walks in random environment
Suppose also that a′ has maximal potential on [a, b] and c′ has maximal potential on [b, c].
Survival time of random walk in random environment among soft obstacles
Now, based on the utility de finition (3), many interesting questions arise concerning how each user may maximize its utility, and how this maximization affects utilities achieved by other users.
Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multiuser MIMO Systems: A Game-Theoretic Framework