the cost of one additional unit of any item produced or bought in quantity.
The change in total cost of production when an output is varied by one unit.
- Marginal costing
noun 1. a method of cost accounting and decision making used for internal reporting in which only marginal costs are charged to cost units and fixed costs are treated as a lump sum Compare absorption costing
- Marginal hacks
humour Margaret Jacks Hall, a building into which the Stanford AI Lab was moved near the beginning of the 1980s (from the D.C. Power Lab). [Jargon File] (1998-05-21)
- Marginal gyrus
marginal gyrus n. The superior frontal gyrus.
[mahr-juh-ney-lee-uh, -neyl-yuh] /ˌmɑr dʒəˈneɪ li ə, -ˈneɪl yə/ plural noun 1. marginal notes. /ˌmɑːdʒɪˈneɪlɪə/ plural noun 1. notes in the margin of a book, manuscript, or letter n. 1832, from Latin marginalia, neuter plural of adjective marginalis “marginal,” from marginis (see margin).