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 for Maximum thermometer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Maximum \Max"i*mum\, n.; pl. Maxima. [L., neut. from maximus
     the greatest. See Maxim.]
     The greatest quantity or value attainable in a given case;
     or, the greatest value attained by a quantity which first
     increases and then begins to decrease; the highest point or
     degree; -- opposed to minimum.
     [1913 Webster]
           Good legislation is the art of conducting a nation to
           the maximum of happiness, and the minimum of misery.
     [1913 Webster]
     Maximum thermometer, a thermometer that registers the
        highest degree of temperature attained in a given time, or
        since its last adjustment.
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