Definition of 'marginally'
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Back pain was marginally linked to higher temperatures, but not so much as to be clinically useful. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Manufacturing output in Japan improved marginally last month, but remained sluggish. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Its consumer survey suggests that positive sentiment is marginally up on last year, when only 21 per cent of those polled expected to be better off. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The proportion making the expected progress has risen marginally compared to last year. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The gap between the two will close and the country will become marginally less unequal. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Results in these schools are marginally higher than the top performers in the north table. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The share surge came despite marginally lower sales at both chains. The Sun (2009)Only marginally less essential is getting the rest of your look right. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The offers would be marginally lower and take into account the difficulties deprived students have. Times, Sunday Times (2011)For three hours he grinds and fights to cut his losses and is marginally ahead when he decides to quit. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Perhaps they have less of a propensity to be flexible on this while men might be marginally less concerned about these things. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Less picturesque, with marginally smaller teeth. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Gilts ended marginally higher as investors preferred to stay neutral after a sharp three-day rally. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Hub gears are marginally less efficient: more energy is lost between pedal and wheel. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A flogging might have been marginally less painful. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Despite the difficult economic conditions, it said that its average sales price was marginally ahead of last year. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Car production volumes this year are forecast to be only marginally lower, so heavy price incentives from manufacturers are likely to persist. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Early internal polling showed the'Yes' camp marginally ahead. The Sun (2008)No minnow, either, being only marginally smaller than the average garage. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If you can, go midweek, when the crowds are marginally smaller. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His first competitive goal for England was only marginally less memorable than his strike in the Merseyside derby. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Output from the services sector was flat, roughly as expected, and industrial production was marginally less weak. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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In Common Usage. marginally is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'marginally'
British English: marginally ADVERB
Marginally means to only a small extent.
Sales last year were marginally higher than this year.
Definition of marginally from the Collins English Dictionary
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