the extra utility or satisfaction derived by a consumer from the consumption of the last unit of a commodity.
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How to use marginal utility in a sentence
Guys, debating the best way to cook brussels sprouts is of marginal utility.
The marginal utility of further escalation is rapidly declining.
There is a definite change in a celebrity's marginal utility from an unexpected weight gain or loss.
Economic value is not total utility to an individual, nor marginal utility to an individual, nor is it a mere ratio of exchange.Social Value | B. M. Anderson
The term, "natural," has misled Wieser, when it leads him to say that marginal utility alone will rule.Social Value | B. M. Anderson
The garment as a whole is far from being a "marginal utility" to any one; and yet there is something in it that is so.Essentials of Economic Theory | John Bates Clark
Or is the reigning Austrian economics profound in its reliance upon marginal utility?Creative Intelligence | John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
And the increment of utility which she derives from buying this marginal pound we call the "marginal utility" of sugar to her.Supply and Demand | Hubert D. Henderson