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marginal

1. Economics relating to goods or services produced and sold at the margin of profitability
2. Politics chiefly Brit and NZ of or designating a constituency in which elections tend to be won by small margins
3. Economics relating to a small change in something, such as total cost, revenue, or consumer satisfaction
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marginal

(jargon)
1. Extremely small. "A marginal increase in core can decrease GC time drastically." In everyday terms, this means that it is a lot easier to clean off your desk if you have a spare place to put some of the junk while you sort through it.

2. Of extremely small merit. "This proposed new feature seems rather marginal to me."

3. Of extremely small probability of winning. "The power supply was rather marginal anyway; no wonder it fried."
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Several studies have found an acceptable marginal accuracy of provisional crowns fabricated with PMMA acrylic resins.6,7 Other studies have revealed better results using Bis-GMA composite resins in terms of appropriate marginal accuracies.8,9 There is also some evidence suggesting light-polymerized materials might have better marginal accuracy.10 Some researchers have demonstrated the preeminence of the indirect technique of making provisional restorations extra orally11,12 while others have advocated the intraoral direct technique.13,14
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The marginal revenue of a minister or advisor becomes negative if we add overheads like air-conditioning, transport, ministerial payroll, and so on.
(2009): increasing R&D expenditure increases reliability but with diminishing marginal returns.
If t [greater than or equal to] 0, the evolution of marginal observables B(t) = ([B.sub.0], [B.sub.1](t, [x.sub.1]), ..., [B.sub.s](t, [x.sub.1], ..., [x.sub.s]), ...) [member of] [C.sub.[gamma]] of a system of a nonfixed number of hard spheres is described by the Cauchy problem of the weak formulation of the following hierarchy of evolution equations [26]:
The economic definition of marginal value [MY.sub.X] of this indicator is given by the first derivative of (6) and is supposed to be a single-valued function.
Among the marginal income earners are farmers and fisherfolk selling directly to consumers, small sari-sari storeowners, carinderia owners, drivers, and operators of a single tricycle.
where [F.sub.i] is the HHT marginal spectrum of different parts of the structure and [F.sub.0] is the HHT marginal spectrum of the structure reference position.
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One in 10 domestic businesses is a chronically marginal company, or a "zombie," that cannot generate enough cash to pay the interest on its loans, the Bank of Korea said.