Max

Updated: 07/31/2022 by Computer Hope
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Max may refer to any of the following:

1. Max is short for maximize.

2. Short for maximum, max is a Microsoft Excel and spreadsheet formula to find the maximum value in a range of cells. For example, the formula below finds the maximum value in cells A1 through A10. If these cells had the values 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, and 10, the result would return "10" since it's the largest (maximum) value in all of the cells.

=max(a1:a10)
Tip

If you wanted to get the minimum instead of the maximum, you would use the min function, and getting an average would use the average function.

3. Maximum is the name of a filter in Adobe Photoshop. See our Maximum filter page for further information and examples.

4. Max is a common first name. See our computer people with "M" names page for a list of computer pioneers names starting with "M," including Max.

Computer abbreviations, Excel formula, Software terms, Spreadsheet terms