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Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious, marginal areas. Casual curses are the most effective.
William S. Burroughs

Meaning of "marginal" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MARGINAL

marginal  [ˈmɑːdʒɪnəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MARGINAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Marginal can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES MARGINAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Marginal

Marginal may refer to: ▪ For marginal constituency in politics, see “Marginal seat” ▪ For the manga, see Marginal ▪ For marginal model in hierarchical linear modeling, see “Marginal model” ▪ For marginal observables in physics, see “Renormalization group” ▪ For marginal person in sociology, see “Marginalization” ▪ For marginal plant see Bog garden ▪ For marginal probability in probability theory, see “Marginal distribution” ▪ For economic concepts, see “Marginalism”, and the various articles to which “Marginal concepts” is linked ▪ Marginal, the third album of the Belgian rock band Dead Man Ray. It was released in 2001. It is a compilation of random outtakes, bizarre cutups and b-sides of previous recording sessions ▪ Marginal intra-industry trade, a concept originating in international economics, refers to the phenomenon where the change in a country's exports over a...

Definition of marginal in the English dictionary

The first definition of marginal in the dictionary is of, in, on, or constituting a margin. Other definition of marginal is close to a limit, esp a lower limit. Marginal is also not considered central or important; insignificant, minor, small.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MARGINAL


abdominal
æbˈdɒmɪnəl
aboriginal
ˌæbəˈrɪdʒɪnəl
anal
ˈeɪnəl
cardinal
ˈkɑːdɪnəl
criminal
ˈkrɪmɪnəl
final
ˈfaɪnəl
imaginal
ɪˈmædʒɪnəl
intermarginal
ˌɪntəˈmɑːdʒɪnəl
longitudinal
ˌlɒndʒɪˈtjuːdɪnəl
medicinal
mɛˈdɪsɪnəl
nominal
ˈnɒmɪnəl
original
əˈrɪdʒɪnəl
paginal
ˈpædʒɪnəl
sentinel
ˈsɛntɪnəl
subimaginal
ˌsʌbɪˈmædʒɪnəl
submarginal
sʌbˈmɑːdʒɪnəl
terminal
ˈtɜːmɪnəl
unoriginal
ˌʌnəˈrɪdʒɪnəl
vaginal
vəˈdʒaɪnəl
virginal
ˈvɜːdʒɪnəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MARGINAL

margay
marge
margent
margherita
margin
marginal costing
marginal probability
marginal seat
marginalia
marginalisation
marginalism
marginalist
marginality
marginalization
marginalize
marginally
marginate
margination

WORDS THAT END LIKE MARGINAL

anginal
Cup Final
doctrinal
gastrointestinal
grand final
intestinal
libidinal
matinal
oil terminal
ordinal
quarterfinal
reginal
retinal
semifinal
seminal
subliminal
the Cup Final
transvaginal
urinal
vulvovaginal

Synonyms and antonyms of marginal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MARGINAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «marginal» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of marginal

Translation of «marginal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MARGINAL

Find out the translation of marginal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of marginal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «marginal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

微小的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

marginal
570 millions of speakers

English

marginal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सीमांत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

هامشية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

предельная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

marginal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রান্তীয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

marginal
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Marginal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geringfügig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ほんの少しの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사소한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Marginal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

biên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सीमान्त
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

marjinal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

marginale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

marginalne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гранична
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

marginal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οριακό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

marginale
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

marginell
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

marginal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of marginal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MARGINAL»

The term «marginal» is very widely used and occupies the 14.906 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MARGINAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about marginal

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10 QUOTES WITH «MARGINAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word marginal.
1
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
For President Clinton, according to this discussion I had with him, Rwanda was a marginal problem.
2
William S. Burroughs
Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious, marginal areas. Casual curses are the most effective.
3
Judith Butler
The point is not to stay marginal, but to participate in whatever network of marginal zones is spawned from other disciplinary centers and which, together, constitute a multiple displacement of those authorities.
4
James Chanos
The marginal people on the trading desks, there's no skill set. If they don't trade derivatives, I don't know what they can do. The next stop is driving a cab.
5
Monica Crowley
Barack Obama is not Harry Truman, who dropped the A-bomb on Japan to stop World War II. Barack Obama is not John F. Kennedy, who lowered marginal tax rates to get economic growth and job creation. Barack Obama and the far left, they are a completely different ball of wax.
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Michael Eric Dyson
Hip hop music is important precisely because it sheds light on contemporary politics, history, and race. At its best, hip hop gives voice to marginal black youth we are not used to hearing from on such topics.
7
Atom Egoyan
You can talk about Holocaust denial, but it's really marginal for the most part. What is compelling about the Armenian genocide, is how it has been forgotten.
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David Halberstam
No publisher in America improved a paper so quickly on so grand a scale, took a paper that was marginal in qualities and brought it to excellence as Otis Chandler did.
9
Richard Hanna
I do think there is room at the very top for marginal tax changes.
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Simon Hoggart
Jim Sheridan, the MP who wants to ban sketchwriters from the Commons for being rude about politicians, is a blithering idiot. Sorry, scrub that - clearly a very thoughtful person with whom I might conceivably disagree on some marginal issues. A blithering savant, perhaps.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MARGINAL»

Discover the use of marginal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to marginal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Marginal Gains: Monetary Transactions in Atlantic Africa
In Marginal Gains, Jane I. Guyer explores and explains these often bewildering practices, including trade with coastal capitalism and across indigenous currency zones, and within the modern popular economy.
Jane I. Guyer, 2004
2
Marginal Subjects: Gender and Deviance in Fin-de-siècle Spain
In Marginal Subjects, Akiko Tsuchiya shows how the figure of the deviant woman—and her counterpart, the feminized man - revealed the ambivalence of literary writers towards new methods of social control in Restoration Spain.
Akiko Tsuchiya, 2011
3
Electricity Marginal Cost Pricing: Applications in Eliciting ...
The book is accompanied by a companion website which will allow for the testing of methods and validating results.
Monica Greer, 2012
4
Marginal Workers: How Legal Fault Lines Divide Workers and ...
In Marginal Workers, Ruben J. Garcia demonstrates that when it comes to these marginal workers, the sum of the law is less than its parts, and, despite what appears to be a plethora of applicable statutes, marginal workers are frequently ...
Ruben J. Garcia, 2012
5
A Marginal Economy?: East Anglian Breckland in the Later ...
Despite the importance placed by historians on the general theory of the margin, this book represents the first detailed study of a 'marginal region'.
Mark Bailey, 1989
6
Marginal Voices, Marginal Forms: Diaries in European ...
This volume seeks to challenge that marginality by exploring some of the wide-ranging forms of literary practice encompassed by diaristic writing in Europe from the Renaissance to the present day.
Rachael Langford, Russell West, Russell West-Pavlov, 1999
7
Marginal Modernity:The Aesthetics of Dependency from ...
Two ways of understanding the aesthetic organization of literary works have come down to us from the late 18th century and dominate discussions of European modernism today: the aesthetics of autonomy, associated with the self-sufficient ...
Leonard Lisi, 2013
8
Marginal Conventions: Popular Culture, Mass Media, and ...
In addition to speaking to the commonsensical view that exposure to representations of misbehavior makes people misbehave, this collection focuses on media presentations of crime, violence, and villainy; the utility of deviance theme for ...
Clinton Sanders, 1990
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Marginal Models: For Dependent, Clustered, and Longitudinal ...
This book includes many real world examples, explains the types of research questions for which marginal modeling is useful, and provides a description of how to apply marginal models for a great diversity of research questions.
Wicher Bergsma, Marcel A. Croon, Jacques A. Hagenaars, 2009
10
Marginal Linguistic Identities: Studies in Slavic Contact ...
The collection of papers focusses primarily on cultural and linguistic hybridity in contexts of marginalization. Special attention is given to the language-identity nexus.
Dieter Hubert Stern, Dieter Stern, Christian Voss, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MARGINAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term marginal is used in the context of the following news items.
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Randall death sets up marginal by-election | SBS News
The sudden death of Liberal MP Don Randall sets up a by-election in his marginal West Australian seat of Canning. Source: AAP. 22 Jul 2015 ... «SBS, Jul 15»
2
Marginal gains at Bursa Malaysia opening | Money | Malay Mail Online
KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 — Bursa Malaysia opened marginally higher today, on mild buying activity as players were still away on extended ... «Malay Mail Online, Jul 15»
3
HUL reports marginal rise in Q1 net profit - Mint Market Info
The company has reported marginal rise of 0.22% in its net profit at Rs 1059.14 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 as compared to Rs ... «Mint Market Info, Jul 15»
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I Don't Know What Ame No Marginal -Rain Marginal- Means, And …
And yet, Ame No Marginal –Rain Marginal- is not that fantasy. Despite the rainy dimension seeming like a lonely nerd's wet dream, it turns out ... «Siliconera, Jul 15»
5
Marginal drop in local jobless total
The number of people out of work and claiming benefits in the Antrim and Newtownabbey Council area dropped by 0.9 per cent last month, ... «Newtown Abbey Times, Jul 15»
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TABLE-Indian banks borrowed 750 mln rupees via marginal
July 20 Indian banks borrowed 750 million rupees ($11.80 million) from the central bank's marginal standing facility (MSF) window on July 17, ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
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Small, marginal farmers are the worst-affected
Farmers cultivating sugarcane on small land holdings of less than 5 acres are among the worst affected due to the slump in the production of ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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Area cities see marginal growth in state aid
GREATER SPRINGFIELD – Springfield, Holyoke, and Chicopee will all see increases in their state funding if Gov. Charlie Baker signs the fiscal ... «Reminder Publications, Jul 15»
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What Is My Marginal Tax Rate?
Basically, marginal tax rates refer to the tax rates in the schedules of income tax rates that are published each year. Let's review the 2015 ... «Motley Fool, Jul 15»
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NTSB: Marginal VFR at Time of Turbine Otter Fatal Crash
Reduced visibility prevailed at the time of the June 25, 2015 accident involving a turbine de Havilland DHC-3 Otter. The pilot and all eight ... «Aviation International News, Jul 15»

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