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mar·gi·nal

(mar'ji-năl),
Relating to a margin.
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marginal

(mär′jə-nəl)
adj.
1. Relating to, located at, or constituting a margin, border, or edge.
2. Barely within a lower standard or limit of quality.
3. Relating to or located at the fringe of consciousness.

mar′gin·al′i·ty (-jə-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
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mar·gi·nal

(mahr'ji-năl)
Relating to a margin.
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The ICM survey of marginal constituencies also suggests that the Liberal Democrats' strategy for removing leading shadow cabinet members may fail, despite their improved position in the national polls.
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