Definitions for marginalˈmɑr dʒə nl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mar•gin•alˈmɑr dʒə nl(adj.)
pertaining to a margin.
situated on a border, edge, or fringe.
at the lower limits; minimal for requirements:
written or printed in the margin of a page.
a marginal improvement.
having contact with two or more cultural groups but not fully accepted in any of them.
selling goods at a price that just equals the additional cost of producing the last unit supplied. of or pertaining to goods produced and marketed at margin:
Origin of marginal:
1570–80; < ML marginālis
at or constituting a border or edge
"the marginal strip of beach"
of questionable or minimal quality
"borderline grades"; "marginal writing ability"
just barely adequate or within a lower limit
"a bare majority"; "a marginal victory"
producing at a rate that barely covers production costs
Something that is marginal.
A constituency won with a small margin.
Of, relating to, or located at or near a margin or edge; also figurative usages of location and margin (edge).
Determined by a small margin; having a salient characteristic determined by a small margin.
of or pertaining to a margin
written or printed in the margin; as, a marginal note or gloss
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[common] 1. [techspeak] An extremely small change. “A marginal increase in core can decrease GC time drastically.” In everyday terms, this means that it is a lot easier to clean off your desk if you have a spare place to put some of the junk while you sort through it. 2. Of little merit. “This proposed new feature seems rather marginal to me.” 3. Of extremely small probability of winning. “The power supply was rather marginal anyway; no wonder it fried.”
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'marginal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4200
Rank popularity for the word 'marginal' in Adjectives Frequency: #566
Translations for marginal
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
small and almost non-existent or unimportant
a marginal improvement.
- твърде малъкBulgarian
- insignificantePortuguese (BR)
- okrajový, minimálníCzech
- am RandeGerman
- marginal; underordnetDanish
- marginal, al margenSpanish
- حاشیه ایFarsi
- हाशिये का बहुत कमHindi
- rubni, krajnjiCroatian
- csekély jelentőségű, marginálisHungarian
- kecil, tipisIndonesian
- 한계의, 최저한의Korean
- nedidelis, nežymusLithuanian
- niecīgs; mazsLatvian
- underordnet, marginalNorwegian
- حاشیه ایPersian
- څنډه يزPashto
- önemsiz, ufakTurkish
- 微不足道的, 不重要的Chinese (Trad.)
- غیر اہمUrdu
- không đáng kểVietnamese
- 微小的，不重要的Chinese (Simp.)
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