Min-max is a gaming term used to describe the process of minimizing your weaknesses and maximizing your strengths. It is generally used in conjunction with the process of building a character within a game system, such as dungeons and dragons, pathfinder, or fallout 3.
John min-maxed his character really well.
by Pun-pun November 4, 2015
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A strategy in gaming where a player seeks to optimize one objective while intentionally neglecting another.

"Solution of Multi-objective Min-Max and Max-Min Games by Evolution"
Gideon Avigad, Erella Eisenstadt & Valery Y. Glizer

Conference paper, Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNTCS,volume 7811)
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In order to win this game I have to min-max getting to the treasure while simultaneously avoiding my pursuer.
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Usually used in the context of roleplaying games, to min/max refers to the act of designing a character in such a way that one minimizes its weaknesses and maximizes its strengths.
Now that I know more about how the game works, I'm going to min/max my next character so that it's more effective.
by eudas July 11, 2005
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When something is made to be almost perfect, with a minor adjustment or change.
The paladin you built in our campaign was almost min-maxed!
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