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mar·gin·al

 (mär′jə-nəl)
adj.
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.
n.
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.

marginal

(ˈmɑːdʒɪnəl)
adj
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) economics relating to goods or services produced and sold at the margin of profitability: marginal cost.
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics chiefly Brit and NZ of or designating a constituency in which elections tend to be won by small margins: a marginal seat.
6. (Agriculture) designating agricultural land on the margin of cultivated zones
7. (Economics) economics relating to a small change in something, such as total cost, revenue, or consumer satisfaction
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics chiefly Brit and NZ a marginal constituency
marginality n
ˈmarginally adv

mar•gin•al

(ˈmɑr dʒə nl)

adj.
1. pertaining to a margin.
2. situated on a border, edge, or fringe.
3. at the lower limits; minimal for requirements: marginal ability.
4. written or printed in the margin of a page.
5. insignificant; minor: a marginal improvement.
6. having contact with two or more cultural groups but not fully accepted in any of them.
7.
a. selling goods at a price that just equals the additional cost of producing the last unit supplied.
b. of or pertaining to goods produced and marketed at margin: marginal profits.
[1570–80; < Medieval Latin marginālis]
mar`gin•al′i•ty, n.
mar′gin•al•ly, adv.

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1. A constituency in which elections tend to be won by a small margin and may therefore be likely to change hands.
2. A plant that grows with its roots submerged in the shallows at the edge of a pond or stream.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.marginal - at or constituting a border or edgemarginal - at or constituting a border or edge; "the marginal strip of beach"
peripheral - on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area; "Russia's peripheral provinces"; "peripheral suburbs"
2.marginal - 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"
3.marginal - just barely adequate or within a lower limit; "a bare majority"; "a marginal victory"
narrow - very limited in degree; "won by a narrow margin"; "a narrow escape"
4.marginal - producing at a rate that barely covers production costs; "marginal industries"
unprofitable - producing little or no profit or gain; "deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable"

marginal

adjective
1. insignificant, small, low, minor, slight, minimal, negligible This is a marginal improvement on October.
2. borderline, bordering, on the edge, peripheral The poor are forced to cultivate marginal lands higher up the mountain.
Translations
هامِشي
minimálníokrajový
marginalunderordnet
csekély jelentõségûmarginális
lágmarks-

marginal

[ˈmɑːdʒɪnl]
A. ADJ
1. (= very small) [benefit, improvement, difference, increase] → mínimo, insignificante; [role] → marginal, menor
to be of marginal importance or significancetener una importancia menor
2. (= peripheral) [issue] → menor; [character, public figure] → marginal, al margen
these points are marginal to the issue of sovereigntyestos puntos son tangenciales respecto a la cuestión de la soberanía
they are made to feel marginal to the rest of societyse les hace sentirse al margen de la sociedad
3. (Brit) (Parl) [seat] → obtenido con escasa mayoría
marginal constituency distrito electoral en la que un determinado partido ha ganado con escasa mayoría
4. (Econ) [cost, utility, productivity] → marginal
marginal tax ratetasa f impositiva marginal
5. (Agr) [land] → poco rentable
B. N (Brit) (Parl) (also marginal seat) escaño obtenido por escasa mayoría (also marginal constituency) distrito electoral en el que un determinado partido ha ganado con escasa mayoría
MARGINAL SEAT
En el Reino Unido se llama marginal seat o marginal constituency al escaño (y al distrito electoral correspondiente) que se gana por escaso margen, con lo cual en las siguientes elecciones hay muchas posibilidades de que pueda ganarlo a su vez la oposición. Debido a esto, si dicho escaño queda vacante por fallecimiento o dimisión de un parlamentario y se convocan elecciones parciales con carácter excepcional para cubrirlo (by-election), el resultado de las mismas será tomado por los medios de comunicación como un indicador de la popularidad del gobierno. Por el contrario, el escaño que un partido suele ganar por amplia mayoría, debido a la homogeneidad en la tendencia política de los electores, se conoce como safe seat.

marginal

[ˈmɑːrdʒɪnəl]
adj
[improvement, impact] → marginal(e)
[group, person] → marginal(e) marginal seat

marginal

adj
(= slight) improvement, differencegeringfügig, unwesentlich; issuenebensächlich; to be of marginal importancenebensächlich sein; marginal figureRandfigur f
(Sociol) people, groupsrandständig
(= borderline) (Brit Parl) constituency, seatmit knapper Mehrheit; this is a marginal constituency for the Toriesdie Tories haben in diesem Wahlkreis nur eine knappe Mehrheit; marginal caseGrenzfall m
(= barely profitable) businesskaum rentabel; landertragsarm; marginal costGrenzkosten pl
marginal noteRandbemerkung f

marginal

[ˈmɑːdʒɪnl]
1. adjmarginale
2. n (Brit) (Pol) (also marginal seat) collegio elettorale con una stretta maggioranza a favore del partito al governo

margin

(ˈmaːdʒin) noun
1. the blank edge round a page of writing or print. Please write your comments in the margin.
2. an edge or border. the margin of the lake.
3. something extra, beyond what should be needed. Leave a wide margin for error!
ˈmarginal adjective
small and almost non-existent or unimportant. a marginal improvement.

mar·gi·nal

a. marginal;
a ___ caseun caso ___.
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