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The Number.MAX_VALUE property represents the maximum numeric value representable in JavaScript.

Property attributes of Number.MAX_VALUE
Writable no
Enumerable no
Configurable no


The MAX_VALUE property has a value of approximately 1.79E+308. Values larger than MAX_VALUE are represented as "Infinity".

Because MAX_VALUE is a static property of Number, you always use it as Number.MAX_VALUE, rather than as a property of a Number object you created. Calling it on the object you created(rather than Number itself), will result in undefined value.



The following code multiplies two numeric values. If the result is less than or equal to MAX_VALUE, the func1 function is called; otherwise, the func2 function is called.

if (num1 * num2 <= Number.MAX_VALUE) {
} else {


Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition (ECMA-262) Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.1.
ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Number.MAX_VALUE' in that specification.
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Number.MAX_VALUE' in that specification.
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Number.MAX_VALUE' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeFirefoxEdgeInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic Support(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)
FeatureAndroidChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic Support(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)

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