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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mar·gin·al /ˈmɑrʤnəl, ˈmɑrʤənḷ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mar·gin·al /ˈmɑrʤnəl, ənḷ/ 形容詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mar·gin·al a.
 1. Of or pertaining to a margin.
 2. Written or printed in the margin; as, a marginal note or gloss.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: at or constituting a border or edge; "the marginal strip of
             beach" [syn: fringy]
      2: of questionable or minimal quality; "borderline grades";
         "marginal writing ability" [syn: borderline]
      3: of a bare living gained by great labor; "the sharecropper's
         hardscrabble life"; "a marginal existence" [syn: hardscrabble]
      4: just barely adequate or within a lower limit; "a bare
         majority"; "a marginal victory" [syn: bare(a)]
      5: producing at a rate that barely covers production costs;
         "marginal industries"; "marginal land"
      6: of something or someone close to a lower limit or lower
         class; "marginal abilities"