Spanish translation of 'marginal'
1. (= very small)
[benefit, improvement, difference, increase] mínimo ⧫ insignificante
[role] marginal ⧫ menor
to be of marginal importance or significance tener una importancia menor
2. (= peripheral)
[character, public figure] marginal ⧫ al margen
these points are marginal to the issue of sovereignty estos puntos son tangenciales respecto a la cuestión de la soberanía
they are made to feel marginal to the rest of society se les hace sentirse al margen de la sociedad
3. (British) (Parliament)
[seat] obtenido con escasa mayoría
marginal constituency distrito electoral en la que un determinado partido ha ganado con escasa mayoría
[cost, utility, productivity] marginal
marginal tax rate tasa f impositiva marginal
[land] poco rentable
noun (British)MARGINAL SEATEn el Reino Unido se llama marginal seat o marginal constituency al escaño (y al distrito electoral correspondiente) que se gana por escaso margen, con lo cual en las siguientes elecciones hay muchas posibilidades de que pueda ganarlo a su vez la oposición. Debido a esto, si dicho escaño queda vacante por fallecimiento o dimisión de un parlamentario y se convocan elecciones parciales con carácter excepcional para cubrirlo (by-election), el resultado de las mismas será tomado por los medios de comunicación como un indicador de la popularidad del gobierno. Por el contrario, el escaño que un partido suele ganar por amplia mayoría, debido a la homogeneidad en la tendencia política de los electores, se conoce como safe seat. See also BY-ELECTION
(Parliament) (also: marginal seat) escaño obtenido por escasa mayoría See note MARGINAL SEAT (also: marginal constituency) distrito electoral en el que un determinado partido ha ganado con escasa mayoría
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Example Sentences Including 'marginal'
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The marginal impact on our borrowing costs will be small to irrelevant.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The point at which the supplier becomes marginal varies from industry to industry.THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)
The small business cannot afford to become marginal.MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)
When a firm is engaged in production, marginal costs and average costs will rise with output.International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983)
Do we really want to wipe out an animal so that a few people can make a marginal improvement in farming profits?Times, Sunday Times (2014)
In time the marginal benefits definitely outweighed the marginal costs.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The results showed that older guys had an increased body temperature, but the figures seemed marginal to me.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Five key marginal gains Discovery that the layers of paint on the frame of the bike weigh over 100g.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It was a marginal call, but neither side made a case for victory.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Selection remains critical and they should be rewarded at least as much as the coaches, whose day-to-day involvement can only have a marginal impact on results.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
These calls are so marginal as to be a farce.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
But she became a marginal figure for the post-Soviet generation.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
By this he means the end of environmental initiatives that restrict productivity and the removal of livestock from all but the most marginal land.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Each day the Times profiles one of the closest marginals.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Each day the Times sketch writer profiles the closest marginals.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
He's one of those great marginal figures, speaking from a place where cinema crosses over with literature or theatre.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
I and others who win marginal seats have to persuade people to switch from a different party to vote for us.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Instead, she is fighting the marginal constituency of Stourbridge.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
It proved devastatingly effective in marginal seats.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Much of it has been poured into key marginal seats.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
One reason is rising expectations and what economists call diminishing marginal utility.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
That process has been going on for years and will make only a marginal impact.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
They include limits on spending outside election campaigns to end the injection by parties of large sums into marginal seats between polls.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It is a marginal seat with the Conservatives in second place.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The party has not previously been tested in its marginal seats.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Find a large parcel that has a good building site and some extra land of marginal value.Christianity Today (2000)
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British English: marginal ADJECTIVE
If you describe something as marginal, you mean that it is small or not very important.
This is a marginal improvement on October.
Translation of marginal from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary