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English definition of “fringe”

fringe

adjective [always before noun]     /frɪndʒ/
not belonging to the main part of a group, activity, or subject: fringe politics/theatre Of little or less importance
(Definition of fringe adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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