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1. Of, relating to, located at, or constituting a margin, a border, or an edge: the marginal strip of beach; a marginal issue that had no bearing on the election results.
2. Being adjacent geographically: states marginal to Canada.
3. Written or printed in the margin of a book: marginal notes.
4. Barely within a lower standard or limit of quality: marginal writing ability; eked out a marginal existence.
5. Economics
a. Having to do with enterprises that produce goods or are capable of producing goods at a rate that barely covers production costs.
b. Relating to commodities thus manufactured and sold.
6. Psychology Relating to or located at the fringe of consciousness.
One that is considered to be at a lower or outer limit, as of social acceptability: "is fascinated by marginals, by people who live on the edge of society" (Dan Yakir).

mar′gin·al′i·ty (-jə-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
mar′gin·al·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marginality - the property of being marginal or on the fringesmarginality - the property of being marginal or on the fringes
spatial relation, position - the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
centrality - the property of being central
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Indeed, marginality is often seen as a defining condition of writing center work.
Contract notice: Service of school meals to pupils in nursery and primary schools of the township (school year 2014-2015) and providing meals on wheels, for the period of 12 months, for people in terms of social marginality.
The Association considers necessary to take measures for ensuring supply those volumes that are declared by retail radiators in accordance with demands for the limited volume of oil products, and to enter state regulation of the limit prices of fuels and lubricants for wholesale suppliers with marginality establishment between wholesale and retail price within 30%.
For me, this marginality is the critical point where the global ecumenical notion of oneness is being questioned and invited to an ecumenism of "manyness" in the contemporary postcolonial/postmodem context.
The topics include Elizabeth Clark Gaines' journey from slavery to freedom, Black women insurgents on abolitionist battlegrounds, whether Quadroon balls represent acquiescence or resistance, experiences from southern Yemen of marginality and allegories of gendered resistance, and the psychological after-effects of racialized sexual violence.
In addition to delineating the challenges confronting marginalized youth, Youth, Education, and Marginality also opens a dialogue with critiques about initiatives to improve the ongoing situation.
The coefficients of the score matrix as related to the marginality factors indicate the correlation between each EGV and the marginality factor.