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Marginal

Incremental.

Marginal

Describing the effect, if any, of adding one additional unit to a calculation.
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Like changes in the number of people marginally attached to the labor force, changes in the sizes of these groups may affect the labor force participation rate.
The greatest increase was for purchases, with average salaries rising only marginally over the month.
Marginally attached workers: Persons not in the labor force who want and are available for work, and who have looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months (or since the end of their last job if they held one within the past 12 months), but were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey.
The group says sales are also marginally up this year, which is a pretty creditable performance with 50 pubs in the UK closing every week and national pub beer sales down around 10%.
For the year to September 2008 sun-cream sales (pounds 157m) were marginally higher than in either 2007 or 2006.
COLORADO SPRINCS -- Marginally increased waist circumference has been found to be strongly associated with prevalent hypertension in normal-weight and overweight adults.
Lawmakers are anxious to appear at least marginally rational now that an initiative petition to extend their terms in office has been filed.
The limited-edition bonus disc, Fundamentalism, rates marginally higher.
14%); other clinical factors, as well demographic characteristics, were at best only marginally associated with the prevalence of resistance.
In science and technology, astounding progress marches alongside maddeningly simple but seemingly unsolvable problems, in the last 50 years, the density of data on computer disks has increased 500 million times while the energy density of batteries has increased only marginally.
Subsequent runs have led us to identify this systematic effect in our system as arising from marginally trapped neutrons.