marginal land

marginal land
/'mɑ:dʒɪn(ə)l lænd/ noun
land which is almost not worth farming

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  • marginal land — ➔ land1 * * * marginal land UK US noun [C] ► farming land that is of poor quality and does not produce much profit: »With rising prices for crops, marginal land is coming under pressure to be put back into cultivation …   Financial and business terms

  • marginal land — noun Less fertile land which will be brought under cultivation only if economic conditions justify it • • • Main Entry: ↑margin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Marginal Land — Arid and generally unhospitable land. Marginal land usually has little or no potential for profit, and often has poor soil or other undesirable characteristics. This land is often located at the edge of deserts or other desolate areas. Marginal… …   Investment dictionary

  • marginal land — / mɑ:dʒɪn(ə)l lænd/ noun land which is almost not worth farming …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • marginal — [mär′jə nəl] adj. [ML marginalis] 1. written or printed in the margin of a page or sheet 2. of or constituting a margin 3. at, on, or close to the margin or border 4. a) close to a margin or limit, esp. a lower limit [a marginal standard of… …   English World dictionary

  • land — ▪ I. land land 1 [lænd] noun [uncountable] 1. PROPERTY FARMING ground, especially ground used for building or farming on: • Land has always been a good investment. ˌarable ˈland …   Financial and business terms

  • land — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 surface of the earth ADJECTIVE ▪ dry ▪ It was good to be on dry land again after months at sea. VERB + LAND ▪ reach ▪ The explorers reached land after a long voyage …   Collocations dictionary

  • land — I n. soil ground 1) to clear land (to clear land of trees and brush) 2) to cultivate; irrigate; redistribute land 3) arable; barren; fertile; grazing; marginal land 4) private; public land 5) a plot of land solid surface of the earth 6) to raise …   Combinatory dictionary

  • marginal — [[t]mɑ͟ː(r)ʤɪn(ə)l[/t]] marginals 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something as marginal, you mean that it is small or not very important. This is a marginal improvement on October... The role of the opposition party proved marginal. 2) ADJ GRADED… …   English dictionary

  • marginal — adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin marginalis, from Latin margin , margo Date: 1573 1. written or printed in the margin of a page or sheet < marginal notes > 2. a. of, relating to, or situated at a margin or border b. not of central importance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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