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maximum

 [mak´sĭ-mum]
the greatest quantity, effect, or value possible or achieved under given circumstances. adj., adj max´imal.
transport maximum (tubular maximum) Tm , the highest rate in milligrams per minute at which the renal tubules can transfer a substance either from the tubular luminal fluid to the interstitial fluid or from the interstitial fluid to the tubular luminal fluid, beyond which it may be excreted in the urine. In kidney function tests, it is expressed as Tm with inferior letters representing the substance used in the test, such as TmPAH (transport maximum for p-aminohippuric acid).

max·i·mum

(mak'si-mŭm),
The greatest amount, value, or degree attained or attainable.
[L. neuter of maximus, greatest]

maximum

Managed care
See Lifetime maximum.
 
Vox populi
adjective Referring to the most or greatest amount of something.
 
noun The most or greatest possible amount of a thing.

max·i·mum

(mak'si-mŭm, -mal)
The greatest amount, value, or degree attained or attainable.
[L. neuter of maximus, greatest]
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Although certain securities, such as Treasuries, are more liquid than others, assigning a different maximum maturity to different types of securities limits the portfolio manager's ability to purchase the most attractive securities on a relative value basis at a particular maturity point.
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Since the FHA-insured bank loans are normally re-sold to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the proposal for a nationwide maximum of 5227,150 is merely equivalent to the loan amounts those entities already buy.
Secretary Cuomo predicts the higher maximum would also make home ownership more available to minorities in higher cost urban areas, where home prices would otherwise not qualify for the FHA insurance.