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Definition of "submarginal" []

  • Near the margin of a body, organ, or part: submarginal tentacles. (adjective)
  • Of low productivity; infertile. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "submarginal" in a sentence
  • "In the case of the excise tax, submarginal firms and resources leave the taxed industry to be employed somewhere else in the economy."
  • "As marginal firms become submarginal and leave the industry, the supply of the goods fall."
  • "Too many entrepreneur may enter the software industry and end up bidding profits below zero economic profits causing submarginal businesses to drop out of the industry."