Relative Maximum

Pronunciation: /ˈrɛl.ə.tɪv ˈmæk.sə.məm/ Explain

A relative maximum of a function is the largest value the function can take on a particular subdomain of that function.

A graph of a fourth degree polynomial, where the middle part is in the subdomain, and the largest value in the subdomain is marked with a red point.
Relative maximum on a subdomain


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, relative maximum. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 155. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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