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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Being close to a lower limit or of lower class; Of a bare living gained by great labor; At or constituting a border or edge; Of questionable or minimal quality; Producing at a rate that barely covers production costs;

Usage examples (39)
  • marginal industries
  • marginal abilities
  • The industry proposes a 5 percent tax rate after the initial five-year period, but with a 1 percent rate for what it calls marginal wells.
  • Extremely marginal from a guy that is 100 feet away. for more
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