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Definitions and Synonyms of borderline | Another word for borderline | What is borderline?

Definition 1: a line that indicates a boundary - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for borderline in the sense of this definition

(borderline is a kind of ...) the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

(... is a kind of borderline ) the boundary line encompassing an area or object

"he had walked the full circumference of his land" "a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe"

(... is a kind of borderline ) a boundary line created by a fence

(... is a kind of borderline ) the boundary line between two pieces of property

(... is a kind of borderline ) the boundary between two states

(... is an instance of borderline) the border marking the boundaries of the land that Israel won in its 1948 war of independence

(... is an instance of borderline) a 450-mile line that is supposed to indicate the boundary between the part of Kashmir controlled by India and the part controlled by Pakistan

Definition 2: of questionable or minimal quality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where borderline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • borderline grades
  • marginal writing ability

Synonyms for borderline in the sense of this definition

(borderline is similar to ...) the least possible

"needed to enforce minimal standards" "her grades were minimal" "minimum wage" "a minimal charge for the service"

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