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English definition of “marginal”


adjective (POLITICS)    /ˈmɑː.dʒɪ.nəl/ US  /ˈmɑːr-/
describes a political area or position in parliament that can be won by only a small number of votes because support for the main parties is equally divided among the people voting : The marginal Tory constituency was held by 2,200 votes .Elections
(Definition of marginal adjective (POLITICS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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