Definition of borderline adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɔːdəlaɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔːrdərlaɪn//
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not clearly belonging to a particular condition or group; not clearly acceptable In borderline cases teachers will take the final decision, based on the student's previous work. a borderline pass/fail in an exam Students must achieve at least a borderline pass grade in each assessment task.
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