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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a shallow notch at the tip, as in some petals and leaves.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Roughly the same height for most of its length, becoming much shallower before reaching the attachment point.
  • v. To take away the margin of.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To take away the margin of.
  • adj. Having the margin interrupted by a notch or shallow sinus.
  • adj. Notched at the summit.
  • adj. Having the edges truncated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To remove the margin of; deprive of margin.
  • Having the margin or extremity taken away.
  • To render visible or conspicuous the boundary or margin of (something); specifically, to bring out clearly the outlines of (objects under the microscope) by adjustment of the focus and lighting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a notched tip

Etymologies

Latin ēmarginātus, past participle of ēmargināre, to take the edge away : ē-, ex-, ex- + margō, margin-, margin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin emarginare; e out + marginare to furnish with a margin, from margo margin. (Wiktionary)

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