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maximize

A feature of a graphics-based operating system that enlarges the window to the size of the screen. Contrast with minimize. See Win Maximize windows.


Maximize Buttons
The maximize button in Windows is the middle button with the square. In the Mac, the green plus sign (+) is officially the "zoom button," and it expands the window to a pre-set size, not the entire screen. With apps such as iTunes, clicking zoom may switch to mini mode with only playback buttons.
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Profit maximization requires a rational weighing of the costs and benefits of any potential action; if and when that careful calculation is put aside or placed second to other more basic goals, the firm is no longer in the maximization mode.
Pension maximization provides that third option: maximum pension payout and survivor benefits for the spouse--the best of both worlds.
8220;Profit maximization is easily reached when you start with the end in mind.
This Comment will address a question that arises in the wake of Professor Nelson's intervention: Why did maximization come to dominate our thinking about firms?
When marketing efforts successfully bring in compatible parts and manufacturing achieves high quality, low cost and strong productivity with these parts, profit maximization will occur.
These can be based on a profit maximization analysis (see exhibit) or on a historical track record if it is available and predictive of future results.
In the aftermath of the information technology bubble and its excesses, it is likely that the unseen factor is the corporate desire to strengthen balance sheets overcoming the usual drive for profit maximization.
Resource maximization uses risk management to focus an agency's budget choices and apply tools such as activity-based costing and business process innovation or reengineering to those programs and functions that are the most critical.
Life 500, a single-premium deferred annuity with three interest-crediting options, is a rollover product designed for asset maximization.
Standard economic models rely upon individual, expected utility maximization to explain economic behavior.
Ahmanson has decided now to put the issues of maximization of stockholder value directly before Great Western stockholders,'' Ahmanson said in a statement.