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Noun
A line that marks the border or limits of an area
“A company of soldiers, a division of the regiment stationed by the borderline of the town, began securing positions at the grounds by the perimeter of the cemetery.”
Noun
The outside or furthest limit or extremity of an object, area or surface
“Most of the time, this inner dialogue is running right on the borderline of your conscious thought.”
Noun
A division between two distinct or opposite things
“Bar owners complain of unfair business when they are located on the borderline between smoking and non-smoking.”
Noun
An indeterminate state, typically midway between two states
“You are right on the borderline between passing and failing, and the difference lies in the paper you must write.”
Noun
Remote station
Adverb
Almost to the same level, amount or degree
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“When you think about it, sending our young people over to take part in such an event at a time like this is borderline criminal.”
Adjective
Being at, or close to, a border, edge or periphery
“The town is some two and a half miles from the borderline town of Alexandra.”
Adjective
Ambiguous or not clearly defined
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“Demanding an answer in borderline cases does not so much raise questions of truth, but of sense.”
Adjective
Not able to make a decision (with confidence)
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“I was borderline about whether to put my kid in public school, and now I'm going to have to consider private school.”
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Having a covert or obscure meaning
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Subsidiary to or less important than something
Adjective
Prone to psychiatric problems or sudden changes of mood
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