marginalization

[ mahr-juh-nl-ahy-zey-shuhn ]
/ ˌmɑr dʒə nl aɪˈzeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of placing a person or thing in a position of lesser importance, influence, or power; the state of being placed in such a position:The social marginalization of overweight adolescents may further reduce their self-esteem and increase depression.

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Also especially British, mar·gin·al·i·sa·tion .

Origin of marginalization

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