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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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Credits extended to chronically marginal firms almost doubled from 22.
Marginal entropion describes a situation in which there is not significant inversion of the eyelid, but the mucocutaneous junction advances anteriorally to the meibomian gland orifices, which results in the misdirection of the lashes.
Multiple in-vitro studies and clinical trials have been conducted to measure the marginal and internal gap sizes.
This strategy results in keeping me in the 15 percent marginal tax bracket and avoids spiking income into the 25 percent marginal tax bracket, reducing current year taxes by $3,137.
The idea of reporting this case is to emphasize that Terrien's Marginal Degeneration is a progressive disease and regular follow ups are necessary to rule out impending perforations which fortunately did not happen in our patient.
Application of Average versus Marginal Generation Analysis Methods
However, goods produced at nearly zero marginal cost have long been supplied profitably and rationed through markets more efficiently than they could have been without markets.
In the recent times there has been an evolution of a new light cure resin provisional restoration material which claims to have better marginal adaptation and easy manipulation over other conventional self-cure resin materials.
The authors called this potential taxable Social Security income the "tax torpedo" because it has the effect of unexpectedly increasing the marginal tax rate once the RMDs commence (VanZante and Fritzsch 2011).
by simply multiplying the amount of the exclusion or deduction by the individual's marginal tax rate.
Marginal income tax rates in the United States changed frequently and substantially in the 1920s and 1930s, and those changes varied greatly across income groups at the top of the income distribution.