A function, or an element of a set, that dominates others or is greater than all
others. In other words, for a function f defined on the interval I,
the point M such that for each x on I, f(x)≤ M.
See also → minorant.

From Fr. majorant, from majorer "to increase, raise," from L.
→ major.

Mehân, from mehidan, from meh "great, large,"
→ major.