borderline case

bor·der·line case

a patient, whose clinical findings are suggestive, but not fully convincing, of a specific diagnosis.

bor·der·line case

(bōrdĕr-līn kās)
Patient, whose clinical findings are suggestive, but not fully convincing, of a specific diagnosis.
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The fourth A-level would only become relevant if it was a borderline case.
Ross Moriarty The ever-improving Welshman was a borderline case, if that, for most pundits ahead of the squad selection.
Secondly, in borderline case the DFDS can theoretically work as usual direct-flow system.
However, this being a borderline case, the decision to refuse him entry here could be overturned as it goes against article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights.
match in their borderline profiles just in case every borderline case of [has/is P] is a borderline case of [?
This tiny shortfall in our planet's polar radius, normally insignificant, becomes a factor in such a borderline case.
Ms Saunders said: "I have always said that in my view this was an extremely difficult and borderline case because of the strong arguments on both sides.
The autism spectrum is very broad and he happens to fall on very mild side to the point where he could be considered as a borderline case.
Another borderline case is the "Method of Study" that Professor Kuyper composed for the theology students of the Free University and that circulated among them (in an "unofficial" version perhaps) in the years after 1890 (it is reproduced in extenso in Rullmann 2:263-72).
The article makes it clear it wasn't a borderline case either.
So, if someone says that 'Harry is bald', and Harry's is a borderline case of baldness, then the sentence or the expressed proposition will be neither true nor false.
The committee rated this case as a borderline case.

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