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marginal

[ mahr-juh-nl ]
/ ˈmɑr dʒə nl /
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Origin of marginal

First recorded in 1570–80; from Medieval Latin marginālis “of or pertaining to an edge”; see margin, -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for marginal

marginal
/ (ˈmɑːdʒɪnəl) /

adjective
noun
politics, mainly British and NZ a marginal constituency

Derived forms of marginal

marginality (ˌmɑːdʒɪˈnælɪtɪ), nounmarginally, adverb
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Medical definitions for marginal

marginal
[ märjə-nəl ]

adj.
Of, relating to, located at, or constituting a margin, a border, or an edge.
Marginally within a lower standard or limit of quality.
Relating to or located at the fringe of consciousness.

Other words from marginal

mar′gin•ali•ty (-jə-nălĭ-tē) n.
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