Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of MARGINAL

Pronunciation:  'mârjunl

Matching Terms:  marginal cost, marginal hacks, marginal people, marginal placentation, marginal spurring, marginal utility, marginal wood fern, marginalia, marginalisation, marginalise, marginality, marginalization, marginalize, marginally, marginate, marginated

Computing Dictionary

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."

[jargon file]

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bordering, borderline, boundary, bounding, coastal, determinant, determinative, determining, disputable, doubtful, dubious, extreme, fringing, frontier, inferior, infinitesimal, insignificant, limbic, liminal, limit, limiting, littoral, low-priority, minimal, negligible, no great shakes, of no account, of no consequence, of no matter, of no significance, on the edge, questionable, rimming, secondary, skirting, slight, small, terminal, threshold, tiny, unimportant