Definition of marginal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɑːdʒɪnl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrdʒɪnl//
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(British English) a seat in a parliament, on a local council, etc. that was won by a very small number of votes a Labour marginal Word Originlate 16th cent.: from medieval Latin marginalis, from margo, margin- ‘edge’.

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