Definition of marginata
1. marginal [ a ] at or constituting a border or edge
Examples: "the marginal strip of beach"
(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
Although the theological forms of the past continue to exist in a way they do not in a more secularized situation , the striking thing is the rapidity with which they are being reduced to a marginal existence .
(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
Even the non church_members - the freewheelers , marginal religionists and_so_on - have the values of Christian civilization internalized in them .Synonyms marginal fringe fringy edge Related Terms peripheral
2. marginal [ a ] of questionable or minimal quality
Examples: "borderline grades" "marginal writing ability"
([Anonymous,] "The Attack on Employee Services"...)
It can put an end to marginal claims which play havoc with your insurance rates .Synonyms marginal borderline Related Terms minimal
3. marginal [ a ] of a bare living gained by great labor
Examples: "the sharecropper's hardscrabble life" "a marginal existence"
(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)
Hino was the fourth son of an elderly farmer who lived on the coast , in Chiba , and divided his life between the land and the sea , supplementing the marginal livelihood on his small rented farm with seasonal employment on a fishing_boat .Synonyms marginal hardscrabble Related Terms meager
4. marginal [ a ] just barely adequate or within a lower limit
Examples: "a bare majority" "a marginal victory"
5. marginal [ a ] of something or someone close to a lower limit or lower class
Examples: "marginal abilities"
6. marginal [ a ] producing at a rate that barely covers production costs
Examples: "marginal industries" "marginal land"