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marginal

US [ˈmɑrdʒɪn(ə)l]
UK [ˈmɑː(r)dʒɪn(ə)l]
  • adj.小的;微不足道的;不重要的;非主体的
  • n.(议会或地方委员会的)边缘席位
  • Web边缘的;记在页边的;边际的
Plural Form:marginals  
marginal
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adj.
1.
小的;微不足道的;不重要的small and not important
a marginal improvement in weather conditions
天气条件的略微好转
The story will only be of marginal interest to our readers.
我们的读者对这则故事不会很感兴趣。
2.
非主体的;边缘的not part of a main or important group or situation
marginal groups in society
社会中的非主流群体
3.
写在页边空白处的written in the margin of a page
marginal notes/comments
页边的注解╱评论
4.
贫瘠的(因而盈利有限)that cannot produce enough good crops to make a profit
5.
(议席或选区)边缘的(以微弱票数决定成败)won or lost by a very small number of votes and therefore very important or interesting as an indication of public opinion
a marginal seat/constituency
边缘席位╱选区
n.
1.
(议会或地方委员会的)边缘席位a seat in a parliament, on a local council, etc. that was won by a very small number of votes
a Labour marginal
工党的边缘席位

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