Definitions for marginal
ˈmɑr dʒə nlmar·gin·al
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word marginal.
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
At the lower limit; barely sufficient; as, of marginal utility.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Placed, or written on the margin.
Etymology: marginal, French, from margin.
We cannot better interpret the meaning of these words than pope Leo himself expoundeth them, whose speech concerning our Lord’s ascension may serve instead of a marginal gloss. Richard Hooker, b. v.
What remarks you find worthy of your riper observation note with a marginal star, as being worthy of your second year’s review. Isaac Watts, Logick.
Marginal refers to the additional or incremental change brought about by a specific decision or action. It is often used in economics and finance to describe the change in revenue, cost, or profit that is associated with a particular decision. In a broader sense, it can also refer to something that is minimal, minor, or not central.
of or pertaining to a margin
written or printed in the margin; as, a marginal note or gloss
Etymology: [Cf. F. marginal.]
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.”
of, belonging to, or near the margin.
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Rank popularity for the word 'marginal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4200
Rank popularity for the word 'marginal' in Adjectives Frequency: #566
The numerical value of marginal in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of marginal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Nearly half of the capacity that we are developing is in renewables, which are not marginal but totally central for GDF Suez.
The number of deals in excess of $1 billion are up; they represent about two thirds of total volumes in EMEA, or 250 transactions, almost half of these deals are cross-border transactions and they account for a large majority of fees paid to market. For banks, it is critical to advise on these deals, or they end up in a marginal position.
Maybe lower oil prices will allow us to get more aid to people, but its (impact) is quite marginal, i am not sure that 2015 will see a shift in terms of improving poverty and food security.
Unions are at a disadvantage in a company vote because the employees can see that the greatest advocates of unionization are often the malcontents and marginal workers.
As per one record, over 5000 retail investors and marginal traders had committed suicides in 2008 stock market crash. And then real estate market has slumped as many properties were attached of stock market losers. The same story seems to be unfolding in 2022 as capital market continue to fall
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- baldío, adyacente, fronterizo, marginal, inferiorSpanish
- marginal, pauvre, adjacent, médiocre, limitrophe, périphérique, voisinFrench
- periférico, adjacente, fronteiriço, marginalPortuguese
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