Marginally



[mahr-juh-nl] /ˈmɑr dʒə nl/

adjective
1.
pertaining to a margin.
2.
situated on the border or edge.
3.
at the outer or lower limits; minimal for requirements; almost insufficient:
marginal subsistence; marginal ability.
4.
written or printed in the margin of a page:
a marginal note.
5.
Sociology. marked by contact with disparate cultures, and acquiring some but not all the traits or values common to any one of them.
6.
Economics.

/ˈmɑːdʒɪnəl/
adjective
1.
of, in, on, or constituting a margin
2.
close to a limit, esp a lower limit: marginal legal ability
3.
not considered central or important; insignificant, minor, small
4.
(economics) relating to goods or services produced and sold at the margin of profitability: marginal cost
5.
(politics, mainly Brit & NZ) of or designating a constituency in which elections tend to be won by small margins: a marginal seat
6.
designating agricultural land on the margin of cultivated zones
7.
(economics) relating to a small change in something, such as total cost, revenue, or consumer satisfaction
noun
8.
(politics, mainly Brit & NZ) a marginal constituency
adj.

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.

marginal mar·gin·al (mär’jə-nəl)
adj.

mar’gin·al’i·ty (-jə-nāl’ĭ-tē) n.

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