Definition of marginality in US English:



  • See marginal

    • ‘They found a way to combine the economic interests of publishers, bookstores, and poets to overcome the financial marginality of serious literature.’
    • ‘We associate marginality with self-consciousness, with the possibility of critical distance; the outsider becomes a sociologist.’
    • ‘But he says it is futile to try and start a leftist party out of ‘small groups condemned to marginality.’’
    • ‘I became very conscious of the marginality of teacher educators in the eyes of heads of schools when I was a senior lecturer in an English college of education.’
    • ‘We have never acknowledged, let alone reconciled ourselves to, the marginality and passivity of our position in modern times.’