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marginal

adjective  us   /ˈmɑr·dʒɪ·nəl/
small in amount or effect: The difference between the two bids was marginal.
marginally
adverb  us   /ˈmɑr·dʒɪ·nəl·i/
I think his guess is only marginally better than anybody else's.
Translations of “marginal”
in Chinese (Traditional) 小的, 微小的, 少量的…
in Russian незначительный…
in Turkish kıyıda köşede kalan, küçük ve önemsiz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小的, 微小的, 少量的…
in Polish marginalny…
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