maximum rating

A rating that establishes either a limiting capability or a limiting condition beyond which damage to the device may occur. (Ref. IEC 747‑1.)

NOTE 1 A limiting condition may be either a maximum or a minimum.

NOTE 2 IEC 747‑1 refers to such a limiting condition as a "rating (limiting value)".

References: 

JESD77-B, 2/00
JESD99B, 5/07