Meaning of MAXIMUM in English
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
You use ~ to describe an amount which is the largest that is possible, allowed, or required.
Under planning law the ~ height for a fence or hedge is 2 metres...
China headed the table with ~ points.
ADJ: ADJ n
Maximum is also a noun.
The law provides for a ~ of two years in prison...
N-SING: oft a N of amount
You use ~ to indicate how great an amount is.
...the ~ amount of information...
It was achieved with minimum fuss and ~ efficiency.
...a ~ security prison.
ADJ: ADJ n
If you say that something is a particular amount ~, you mean that this is the greatest amount it should be or could possibly be, although a smaller amount is acceptable or very possible.
We need an extra 6g a day ~.
ADV: amount ADV
If you say that someone does something to the ~, you are emphasizing that they do it to the greatest degree possible.
You have to develop your capabilities to the ~.
= to the full
PHRASE: PHR after v emphasis
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012