Updated: 06/30/2020 by Computer Hope

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.


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. 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