borderline

(redirected from borderlines)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

bor·der·line

 (bôr′dər-līn′)
n.
1. A line that establishes or marks a border.
2. An indefinite area intermediate between two qualities or conditions: The borderline between love and hate is often thin.
3. Informal A person with borderline personality disorder.
adj.
1.
a. Verging on a given quality or condition: borderline poverty.
b. Of a questionable nature or quality: an applicant with borderline qualifications.
2. Psychiatry Of, related to, or having borderline personality disorder.

borderline

(ˈbɔːdəˌlaɪn)
n
1. a border; dividing line; line of demarcation
2. an indeterminate position between two conditions or qualities: the borderline between friendship and love.
adj
on the edge of one category and verging on another: a borderline failure in the exam.

bor•der•line

(ˈbɔr dərˌlaɪn)

n.
1. Also, bor′der line`. a boundary line; frontier.
adj.
2. on or near a border or boundary.
3. not quite meeting accepted, expected, or average standards; indefinite.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.borderline - a line that indicates a boundaryborderline - a line that indicates a boundary  
boundary, bounds, bound - the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
circumference, circuit - the boundary line encompassing an area or object; "he had walked the full circumference of his land"; "a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe"
fence line - a boundary line created by a fence
property line - the boundary line between two pieces of property
state boundary, state line - the boundary between two states
Adj.1.borderline - of questionable or minimal quality; "borderline grades"; "marginal writing ability"
minimal, minimum - the least possible; "needed to enforce minimal standards"; "her grades were minimal"; "minimum wage"; "a minimal charge for the service"

borderline

noun
1. dividing line, divide, boundary, cut-off point, line of demarcation the borderline between painting and photography
adjective

borderline

noun
1. A fairly narrow line or space forming a boundary:
Chiefly Military: perimeter.
2. A transitional interval beyond which some new action or different state of affairs is likely to begin or occur:
adjective
Translations
الحَدُّ الفاصِلعَلى الحَدِّ بَيْنَ
hranicepochybný
grænsegrænse-grænsetilfælde
határeset
á mörkunumóvissu-, vafa-
hraničný
belirsizsınırsınırda olan

borderline

[ˈbɔːdəlaɪn]
A. N (between districts) → límite m, línea f divisoria
on the borderline (between classes) → a medio camino; (in exam etc) → en el límite
B. CPD borderline case N (= situation, thing, person) → caso m dudoso

borderline

[ˈbɔːrrlaɪn]
nligne f de démarcation
to be on the borderline (in exam)être (à la) limite
adv [psychotic, retarded] → limite, borderlineborderline case ncas m limiteborder patrol n (US)patrouille f frontalière

borderline

[ˈbɔːdəˌlaɪn]
1. adj (case, candidate) → su cui è difficile decidere
he was a borderline failure → è stato bocciato per poco
2. n (fig) → linea di demarcazione

border

(ˈboːdə) noun
1. the edge of a particular thing. the border of a picture/handkerchief.
2. the boundary of a country. They'll ask for your passport at the border.
3. a flower bed round the edge of a lawn etc. a flower border.
verb
(with on) to come near to or lie on the border of. Germany borders on France.
ˈborderline adjective
doubtful; on the border between one thing and another. He was a borderline case, so we gave him an additional exam to see if he would pass it.
noun
the border between one thing and another. He was on the borderline between passing and failing.

borderline

adj (psych) límite; (leprosy) dimorfa; — hypertension prehipertensión f; — diabetes prediabetes f
References in periodicals archive ?
Borderlines Festival runs from March 18 to March 30 at The Courtyard, Hereford and the Ludlow Assembly Rooms as well as 20 rural locations in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Powys and Gloucestershirewww.
Borderline patients with the related symptoms responded best to the neuroleptic, while "pure' borderlines showed a surprising improvement in core personality features while on the placebo.
Think about it: So many of us in psychiatry and psychotherapy refer to these human beings as borderlines, denoting no specific condition.
Affective instability in borderlines responds to the same medications as in manic depression, and we believe the same neurotransmitters are involved," he said.
Based on the Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines, Revised (DIB-R), nearly 8% of 64 patients interviewed 27 years after their initial assessment still met the clinical criteria for borderline personality disorder, compared with 25% of 100 patients who met the criteria at a 15-year follow-up (Compr.
When you're treating borderlines, believe me, whether with dialectical behavioral therapy, TFP, or supportive therapy, you do not know what you're going to do before you go in the room," Dr.
This year it has also been combined with the Festival of British Cinema (Friday 27 to Sunday, March 1), which Borderlines is taking under its wing for two years.
He made the comments two days after Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri disclosed that Israel has deployed sophisticated bugging devises along the borderlines from the Mediterranean town of Naqoura in southwest Lebanon, to the southeastern town of Sheb.
Such being the case, then any two adjacent figures can't share some points, a borderline and a segment of borderline, so an uninterrupted border of two adjacent figures can only be two adjacent borderlines.
In August 2007, Dr Johnson presented to President Salva the requested background paper with detailed cartographical and mapping references for Southern Sudan borderlines and with specific findings and recommendations.
Babar went on to say that Iran and Pakistan enjoy a very special relationship and Iran is a very close friend to Pakistan and all along their borderlines a good situation exists.
POGC managing director says: "Iran and Qatar must get into a win win game in order to maximize the national interests of both states; the two countries have already had one or two rounds of negotiations, and we hope the two states can create an atmosphere in future so that they can reach such an agreement in the borderlines of the common field.

Full browser ?