marginal


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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

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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We now replicate the analysis of Section 2 and calculate the first four autocorrelation coefficients of inflation and the cross-correlation coefficients of inflation with marginal cost when the average annual inflation rate varies from 0 to 8 percent.
The gain is subject to a 50% financial aid assessment (after deductions and allowances) and a 5% marginal income tax rate.
Since increasing the capital stock also raises the marginal product (or productivity) of labor, the return on labor--wages--should also go up.
Patients with a symptomatic marginal ulcer or stomal stenosis presented for endoscopy a mean of 2 months post surgery.
In 2000, there were 11 people earning between EUR500,000 and EUR1million who only paid at the lower marginal 20 per cent rate.
Cornacchia noted that marginal land usually can sustain some type of timber or farm production, but not enough to make a living.
Whereas the firm-determined product price exceeds marginal revenue at every quantity beyond the first unit for a ppm (because product price must fall in order to sell additional units of output), marginal labor cost exceeds the firm-determined wage at every amount of labor beyond the first unit in the case of a rpm (because the wage must rise in order to hire additional units of labor).
Small MPVs ( More than half of the 13 cars tested were rated as good or acceptable, with the Ford Focus C-Max, Nissan Almera Tino, Renault Scenic and Seat Altea in the top band, while four were found to be acceptable, two marginal and three poor.
For those of you who fell asleep during your economics class that day, marginal cost is the cost of making "one more" of something.
Taking the example of a financial institution with the primary trading workforce located on the island of Manhattan with a primary data center tens of miles away in another state, the guidelines may be interpreted such that little marginal resiliency is required to meet the requirements, inasmuch as the primary processing facility is not located within a key target region (i.
Eighteen women with marginal iron deficiency were fed meals containing soybeans.
Discussion of marginal commentary in James Joyce's Ulysses, along with its appearance in the works of Coleridge and Poe, also seems somewhat far afield when applied to a rather lengthy theoretical analysis about Renaissance margins and marginality.