A global maximum, also known as an absolute maximum, the largest overall value of a set, function, etc., over its entire range. It is impossible to construct an algorithm that will find a global maximum for an arbitrary function.

# Global Maximum

## See also

Global Minimum, Local Maximum, Maximum## Explore with Wolfram|Alpha

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Global Maximum." From
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