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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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Given the failure of the GMM-based calibration to account for the autocorrelation and cross-correlation structure of inflation and marginal cost, I now consider an alternative calibration that exactly matches the first-order autocorrelation of inflation and the contemporaneous cross-correlation of inflation and marginal cost.
The central bank attributed the steep rise in chronically marginal businesses to the inefficient corporate restructuring system.
The study included 11 patients (12 eyes) who presented to the Division of Oculoplastic Surgery, Izmir Katip Qelebi University Ataturk Training and Research Hospital between January 2010 and July 2011, were diagnosed with marginal entropion and underwent surgical treatment.
Marginal and internal fit plays an essential role in clinically evaluating the long term success of a ceramic restoration in the oral cavity.
For example, if I am a single filer and my 2014 tax return reveals I have a taxable income of $50,000 I would be in the 25 percent marginal tax bracket.
He was diagnosed as a case of unilateral Terrien's Marginal Corneal Degeneration of right eye and was advised glasses for his refractive error.
The calculation methodology allows application of the full-fuel-cycle energy boundary condition to a variety of analyses, including average energy performance and greenhouse gas emissions calculations using national and regional factors, marginal calculations using user-specified values for regional or national marginal power generation mix and efficiency, and regional marginal generation analysis based on the EPA non-baseload power generation database contained in eGRID 2012 for eGRID sub-regions (EPA 2012).
Rifkin is correct in observing that technology has increased the number of goods and services that can be provided at nearly zero marginal cost.
Many studies have been conducted to evaluate the effect of different techniques as well as the materials on the marginal adaptation of provisional restorations.
One other article reiterated that marginal income tax rates are an important consideration and went on further to caution individuals about the potential impact of Social Security benefits on the marginal income tax rate during periods of RMDs (Neal R.
Marginal default rates for availability-based infrastructure projects, of which a substantial number are Private Finance Initiative/Public Private Partnership (PFI/PPP) projects, are on average lower than those for the wider infrastructure projects sector, says Moody's Investors Service in an addendum to its project finance bank loan default and recovery study (February 2013), published today.
As a point of clarification, members need to be aware that cashing out annual leave has taxation implications depending on your current marginal rate, how close to the next marginal rate your salary is, and if the amount you are cashing out will take you into another marginal tax rate.