Ex*treme", n. 1. The utmost point or verge; that part which terminates a body; extremity.
2. Utmost limit or degree that is supposable or tolerable; hence, furthest degree; any undue departure from the mean; -- often in the plural: things at an extreme distance from each other, the most widely different states, etc.; as,
extremes of heat and cold, of virtue and vice;
His parsimony went to the extreme of meanness.Bancroft.
3. An extreme state or condition; hence, calamity, danger, distress, etc. "Resolute in most extremes."
(Logic) Either of the extreme terms of a syllogism, the middle term being interposed between them.
(Math.) The first or the last term of a proportion or series.
In the extreme as much as possible. "The position of the Port was difficult in the extreme."
J. P. Peters.
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