Definitions for marginalˈmɑr dʒə nl

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. fringy, marginal(adj)

    at or constituting a border or edge

    "the marginal strip of beach"

  2. borderline, marginal(adj)

    of questionable or minimal quality

    "borderline grades"; "marginal writing ability"

  3. bare(a), marginal(adj)

    just barely adequate or within a lower limit

    "a bare majority"; "a marginal victory"

  4. marginal(adj)

    producing at a rate that barely covers production costs

    "marginal industries"

GCIDERate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Marginal(a.)

    At the lower limit; barely sufficient; as, of marginal utility.

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. marginal.]

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. marginal(Noun)

    Something that is marginal.

  2. marginal(Noun)

    A constituency won with a small margin.

  3. marginal(Adjective)

    Of, relating to, or located at or near a margin or edge; also figurative usages of location and margin (edge).

  4. marginal(Adjective)

    Determined by a small margin; having a salient characteristic determined by a small margin.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Marginal(adj)

    of or pertaining to a margin

  2. Marginal(adj)

    written or printed in the margin; as, a marginal note or gloss

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. marginal.]

The New Hacker's DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. marginal

    [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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'marginal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4200

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'marginal' in Adjectives Frequency: #566


Translations for marginal

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  • هامشArabic
  • baldío, adyacente, fronterizo, marginal, inferiorSpanish
  • médiocre, marginal, voisin, périphérique, limitrophe, adjacent, pauvreFrench
  • marginaalDutch
  • periférico, adjacente, fronteiriço, marginalPortuguese
  • marginellSwedish

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