- selling goods at a price that just equals the additional cost of producing the last unit supplied.
- of or relating to goods produced and marketed at margin: marginal profits.
- margin account,
- margin call,
- margin line,
- margin of safety,
- margin plank,
- marginal cost,
- marginal costing,
- marginal gyrus,
- marginal man,
- marginal probability
Origin of marginal
Examples from the Web for marginal
Coping with drought and marginal soils was a continual struggle.‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas|Nick Kotz|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even those who did fight against the Russians played only a marginal role in determining the outcome of the war.Syria’s Terror Blowback Threatens Europe and the United States|Bruce Riedel|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The marginal rate of taxation applies much more heavily on the secondary wage.
ISIS grew from a marginal player controlling only one out of 56 neighborhoods in September 2013, to dominate 12 by December.Aleppo Conflict Map Shows Assad’s Control By Neighborhood|David Kilcullen, Nate Rosenblatt|March 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But no one should mistake a marginal nudge with a substantial achievement.Can Obama Do Anything to Fight Inequality Without Congress?|Jill Lawrence|January 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A tariff forcing home production opens the marginal resources and gives them a large capital value.
Line 18 has a marginal note on 'scower'—'But when he does so, he verifies the Proverb, viz.Minor Poets of the Caroline Period, Vol III|John Cleveland
The marginal rim is absent in females of T. ater, and only faintly evident in males.
Even in this case, however, the word is rendered as Cockatrice in the marginal translation.Bible Animals;|J. G. Wood
It is measured by the marginal utility of any particular grade of agents in securing products.
1570s, "written on the margin," from Medieval Latin marginalis, from Latin margo (see margin). Sense of "of little effect or importance" first recorded 1887. Related: Marginally.