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Old 10/12/17, 10:48 AM
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Default Good definition for the word MARGINAL

I dont like the wording i have for marginal in my report, wanting to change, thought i would see some ideas.
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Give us an example where you would use marginal?




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Old 10/12/17, 2:38 PM
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In my report i have satisfactory, marginal, and poor. In my report overview it gives the definitions, just looking for better wordage
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I don't like the rating system.... but fair comes to mind.




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Old 10/12/17, 3:31 PM
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insignificant
minimal
minor
negligible
bordering
low
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https://www.wordhippo.com/what-is/an.../marginal.html



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Old 10/13/17, 6:23 AM
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Green, yellow, red




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What is wrong with........
Good
Satisfactory
Fair
Poor
FUBAR
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What is wrong with........
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FUBAR
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The OP doesn't operate in FL!



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The OP doesn't operate in FL!
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Simply most rating systems are subjective opinions of the rater. Is "marginal" good or bad, acceptable or not - and in the "opinion" of rater, or by another independent set of eyes?



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Old 10/13/17, 6:31 PM
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Simply most rating systems are subjective opinions of the rater. Is "marginal" good or bad, acceptable or not - and in the "opinion" of rater, or by another independent set of eyes?
Exactly, which is why in my reports it's either defective or it's not.



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Old 10/13/17, 7:26 PM
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What is wrong with........
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FUBAR
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Would marginal be AFUBAR?




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Default Re: Good definition for the word MARGINAL

What is wrong with........
Good
Satisfactory
Fair
Poor
FUBAR
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Good, Fair and poor should not be used as descriptions, Satisfactory is borderline as they are adjectives that can be interpreted differently by everyone.


However FUBAR is definitely and expectable term. There is no questioning it's meaning.



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