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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.
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.
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|Adv.||1.||marginally - in a marginal manner; "marginally interesting"|
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adverb slightly, a little, somewhat, on a small scale, to some extent or degree Sales last year were marginally better.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
marginally[ˈmɑːdʒɪnəlɪ] ADV → ligeramente
sales were marginally better in November → las ventas fueron ligeramente mejores en noviembre
wholemeal loaves are only marginally more expensive than white ones → las barras de pan integral son sólo ligeramente más caras que las de pan blanco
they were only marginally affected by the war → la guerra apenas los afectó
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
marginally[ˈmɑːrdʒɪnəli] adv (= slightly) → très légèrementmarginal seat n → siège m disputé (tenu à une très faible majorité)
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