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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
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One promising candidate instrument is the revised version of the Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines (DIB-R), [15] a semi-structured diagnostic instrument currently used in western countries for diagnosing BPD.
Early studies of pharmacotherapy for BPD began after the development of the Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines (2-3) and DSM-HI criteria for BPD.
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Os principais textos utilizados foram: Borderline Personality Organization (Kernberg, 1967), Borderline Conditions and Pathological Narcissism (Kernberg, 1975), Technical considerations in the treatment of borderline personality organization (Kernberg, 1976), La Transferencia y la contratransferencia em el tratamento de pacientes fronterizos (Kernberg, 1979), Principios Generales del Tratamento (Kernberg, 1979), Severe personality disorders (Kernberg,1984), Mundo Interior e Realidade Exterior --Teoria aplicada as relacoes objetais (Kernberg, 1989) e Psicoterapia Dinamica de Pacientes Borderlines (Kernberg, Selzer & Koensigsber, 1991).
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Children of borderlines are at risk for developing this complex and devastating personality disorder themselves.

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