# ...on the greater of...

## English translation: to be followed by at least two choices

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 English term or phrase: the greater of... English translation: to be followed by at least two choices Entered by:

 02:37 Jan 28, 2002
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Law/Patents - Law: Contract(s)
 English term or phrase: ...on the greater of... The Annual Minimum Charge is calculated on the greater of the supply of a minimum of 3 million boxes during each period. I'm not sure about the meaning of 'on the greater of' here. I need help to clarify this part.
 Sung
 This is not the entire sentence, is it? Explanation:The sentence sounds truncated. Typically, when "the greater of" is used, two items are mentioned, and the action hinges on which of the two is greater, such as "will pay the greater of \$100 or the fair price." Fuad
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 Thanks everyone! You're right, Fuad. I did't give you the second choice. You give me the clear view of this sentence. Thanks! 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

4 +1The simplest answer would be a little typo :o)
 Natalia Bearden
4 +1This is not the entire sentence, is it?
4supplies exceeding minimum of 3 million boxes
 Mike Sekine
4the top biggest supply
 AndrewBM

34 mins   confidence:
the top biggest supply

Explanation:
I must confess, it's not that easy for me either!

"The anual charge is calculated using the biggest supply among those exceeding 3 mln. boxes per period"

(Given that the supplies are uneven, the top biggest of them all is used to calculate the charges.)

Good Luck

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Note added at 2002-01-28 03:14:25 (GMT)
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Typo: \'Annual\'
(me still thinking in Spanglish - sorry :ñ)

 AndrewBMIrelandLocal time: 15:36

1 hr   confidence:
supplies exceeding minimum of 3 million boxes

Explanation:
I pretty much agree with the definition posted above, but then, why wouldn't it say the "greatest"..? Perhaps AMC is calculated using the figures with supplies exceeding minimum of 3 mill boxes..

 Mike SekineJapanLocal time: 00:36Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: Japanese

2 hrs   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
This is not the entire sentence, is it?

Explanation:
The sentence sounds truncated. Typically, when "the greater of" is used, two items are mentioned, and the action hinges on which of the two is greater, such as "will pay the greater of \$100 or the fair price."

 Fuad YahyaWorks in fieldNative speaker of: Arabic, EnglishPRO pts in category: 11
 Thanks everyone! You're right, Fuad. I did't give you the second choice. You give me the clear view of this sentence. Thanks!

agree
 11 hrs

4 hrs   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
The simplest answer would be a little typo :o)

Explanation:
If you just replace "of 3 million boxes" with "OR ..." it would make much more sense; otherwise, I would agree with Fuad Yahya's suggestion of an incomplete sentence. I tried to do a little research on the Internet hoping to find any 'unorthodox' usage of 'on the greater of', but all the results I got just served to reconfirm my suspicion of a typo in the subject sentence. There just has to be two opposing values, one of which is greater and therefore used as the basis for the calculation.

 Natalia BeardenLocal time: 07:36

agree  Hermeneutica: Yep.
 5 hrs
-> Goodness, Dee!.. 8 languages?.. I bow to you humbly...

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