maximin etymology

English word maximin comes from English minimum, English maximum

Detailed word origin of maximin

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
minimum English (eng) To the lowest degree. (analysis) A lower bound of a set which is also an element of that set.. (astronomy) A period of minimum brightness or energy intensity (of a star).. (statistics) The smallest member of a batch or sample or the lower bound of a probability distribution.. The lowest limit.. The smallest amount.
maximum English (eng) To the highest degree. (analysis) An upper bound of a set which is also an element of that set.. (colloquial, cricket) A scoring shot for 6 runs.. (colloquial, darts) A score of 180 with three darts.. (colloquial, snooker) A 147 break; the highest possible break.. (mathematics) The greatest value of a set or other mathematical structure, especially the global maximum or a local maximum of a [...]
maximin English (eng) To employ a maximin algorithm. In decision theory and game theory etc, a rule to identify the worst outcome of each possible option to find one's best (maximum payoff) play.

Words with the same origin as maximin

Descendants of minimum
min minac minarchy minheap minimal minimal pair minimally
Descendants of maximum
Aframax Chinamax Malaccamax Panamax Seawaymax Suezmax devo max max max Q max out maxheap maximax maximon maxout minimax submaximal