Associations to the word «Marginal»


MARGINAL, adjective. (uncomparable) Of, relating to, or located at or near a margin or edge; also figurative usages of location and margin (edge).
MARGINAL, adjective. Written in the margin of a book.
MARGINAL, adjective. (geography) Sharing a border; geographically adjacent.
MARGINAL, adjective. (comparable) Determined by a small margin; having a salient characteristic determined by a small margin.
MARGINAL, adjective. Of a value, or having a characteristic that is of a value, that is close to being unacceptable or leading to exclusion from a group or category.
MARGINAL, adjective. (of land) Barely productive.
MARGINAL, adjective. (politics) (chiefly UK) (Australia) (NZ) (of a constituency) Subject to a change in sitting member with only a small change in voting behaviour, this usually being inferred from the small winning margin of the previous election.
MARGINAL, adjective. (economics) (uncomparable) Pertaining to changes resulting from a unit increase in production or consumption of a good.
MARGINAL, noun. Something that is marginal.
MARGINAL, noun. A constituency won with a small margin.
MARGINAL BENEFIT, noun. The extra benefit received from a unit increase in the consumption of a good or service. It is calculated as the increase in total benefit divided by the increase in consumption.
MARGINAL BENEFITS, noun. Plural of marginal benefit
MARGINAL COST, noun. The increase in cost that accompanies a unit increase in output; the partial derivative of the cost function with respect to output. Additional cost associated with producing one more unit of output.
MARGINAL COST OF CAPITAL, noun. (finance) (economics) The cost of the marginal dollar of capital that a firm could raise.
MARGINAL COSTS, noun. Plural of marginal cost
MARGINAL DISTRIBUTION, noun. The projection of a joint probability distribution onto one of its component random variables.
MARGINAL FARMER, noun. A farmer with a bare subsistence level of income from own land sometimes works as agricultural labor
MARGINAL SEA, noun. A part of ocean partially enclosed by land such as islands, archipelagos, or peninsulas.
MARGINAL SEAS, noun. Plural of marginal sea
MARGINAL UTILITY, noun. (economics) The additional utility to a consumer from an additional unit of an economic good.

Dictionary definition

MARGINAL, adjective. At or constituting a border or edge; "the marginal strip of beach".
MARGINAL, adjective. Of questionable or minimal quality; "borderline grades"; "marginal writing ability".
MARGINAL, adjective. Just barely adequate or within a lower limit; "a bare majority"; "a marginal victory".
MARGINAL, adjective. Producing at a rate that barely covers production costs; "marginal industries".

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza