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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.
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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.
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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]
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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"
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borderline

noun
1. dividing line, divide, boundary, cut-off point, line of demarcation the borderline between painting and photography
adjective
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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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

borderline

adj (psych) límite; (leprosy) dimorfa; — hypertension prehipertensión f; — diabetes prediabetes f
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
"Living on the Borderlines: Stories" is her debut anthology which is comprised of thirteen of her short stories ranging a teenager struggling to understand her grandmother's silences; to a family seeks to reconnect with a lost sibling; to a young woman searches for a cave that's called to her family for generations.
He said the ministry was aware of the confusion regarding borderlines, adding that communities living along both sides of the boundary were sensitised about the border issues and the alignment of the official boundary as the exercise progressed.
He indicated to development projects Gedarif State plans to implement along the joint borderlines in areas of health, education, water and roads along the joint borders so as to make border areas safe and stable.
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.
By Luka Biong Deng November 1, 2012 -- On 2nd October 2006, President Salva requested Dr Douglas Johnson to prepare for the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) a technical background paper on the Southern Sudan borderlines. This background paper was to define the North-South and international borderline of Southern Sudan and to provide as well detailed cartographical and mapping references for the Southern Sudan borderlines.
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.
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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