borderline meaning

  • Borderline or border line may refer to:
  • Border

    Definition of borderline in English Dictionary

  • NounPLborderlinesSUF-ine
    1. A boundary or accepted division; a border.
      1. She lives on the borderline between reality and madness.
    2. An individual who has borderline personality disorder.
    3. AdjectiveCOMmore borderlineSUPmost borderline
      1. nearly; not clearly on one side or the other of a border or boundary, ambiguous.
        1. He is borderline hypoglycemic and needs to monitor his sugar intake.
        2. I would rather hire a talented layman than a university graduate with borderline qualifications.
      2. Showing bad taste.
        1. Your borderline remarks about my aunt's dress destroyed my evening.
      3. Exhibiting borderline personality disorder.
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Of all the problems which lie on the borderline of philosophy and science, perhaps none has caused more spilled ink, more controversy, and more emotion than "the problem of the direction of time.
          • A borderline decrease in the lymphohistocytic infiltrate in the subcutis was associated with higher vaccine dose at C1, along with a trend for an increasing CD4:CD8 ratio.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
          Related Links:
          1. en borderlines
          2. en borderliner
          3. en borderliners
          4. en borderlineness
          5. en borderline personality disorder
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of borderline for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "borderline" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
          Difficultness: Level 8
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          Definiteness: Level 1
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