(?), a. [Cf. F. marginal.] 1. Of or pertaining to a margin.
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2. Written or printed in the margin; as, a marginal note or gloss.
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3. At the lower limit; barely sufficient; as, of marginal utility.

marginal cost


marginal cost of production

n. (Economics) The increase in total cost of production as a result of producing one more unit of output; since certain ovrhead costs are fixed, the marginal cost is almost aways less than the total per-unit cost of production averaged over all units produced.
Syn. -- incremental cost, differential cost.
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