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extreme

1. Meteorol of, relating to, or characteristic of a continental climate
2. Maths
a. the first or last term of a series or a proportion
b. a maximum or minimum value of a function
3. Logic the subject or predicate of the conclusion of a syllogism

extreme

[ek′strēm]
(climatology)
The highest, and in some cases the lowest, value of a climatic element observed during a given period or during a given month or season of that period; if this is the whole period for which observations are available, it is the absolute extreme.
(mathematics)
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Blair did indeed go to extremes to rid the world of Saddam Husseins: no weapons of mass destruction, a pointless and immoral war, resulting in the deaths of 100,000 civilians (and still rising).
To indicate that the Chrysler Group, which encompasses both Jeep and Dodge, is dedicated to offering vehicles that truly go to extremes.
WHEN your cars have a lingering reputation for being a bit on the agricultural side, it's tempting to go to extremes in an attempt to shake off the image.