Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In the margin, as of a book.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In the margin of a book.
  • adverb In a marginal{3} manner; barely sufficiently; almost not.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb in a marginal manner, or to a marginal extent; barely sufficiently; slightly
  • adverb in the margin of a book

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

  • adverb in a marginal manner

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Examples

  • He noted the hybrid Malibu only gets what he described as marginally better fuel economy and said that the price is more expensive.

    GM Pulls Plug on Hybrid Model

  • He spent two and a half years in the Navy, eventually given a general discharge under honorable conditions, following several minor infractions and an attitude which he describes as marginally insubordinate.

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  • But if you do, you can have enough respect for the rest of us to actually post a few concise arguments here, not just paste in marginally-to-not-at-all relevant links to long winded arguments you made elsewhere 10 years ago.

    Matthew Yglesias » Sleep Deprivation

  • "Hardcore" could be described as a marginally brighter work than the rest of Mogwai's catalog.

    The Seattle Times

  • (2. 5\%) prefer to read in English, marginally more than Malayalam. 50\% of Indians preferring to read in English live in rural areas  Average monthly family income in India is Rs. 5,930 ( 'per capita' is Rs. 1,350)  70\% of all Indian families earn average to below-average incomes * accounting for approx. 1,112 million individuals (343 million urban and 769 million rural)

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  • Another 2.6 million were defined as marginally attached to the labor force, including discouraged workers who had given up looking for work.

    Job Killers Vs. Job Creators

  • Another 2.6 million were defined as marginally attached to the labor force, including discouraged workers who had given up looking for work.

    Job Killers Vs. Job Creators

  • He turned to her, his expression softening marginally.

    The Highlander’s Stolen Bride

  • He turned to her, his expression softening marginally.

    The Highlander’s Stolen Bride

  • And we are improving marginally, which is a huge improvement over two years ago.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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  • "He was marginally aware that Lena had moved away from him up the stream, apparently looking for something, but he was too preoccupied to wonder what she was doing."

    Lord Foul's Bane, Chapter Five

    July 29, 2012