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bord·er·line / ˈbôrdərˌlīn/ • n. a line marking a border. ∎ fig. a division between two distinct (often extreme) conditions: the borderline between ritual and custom. • adj. barely acceptable in quality or as belonging to a category; on the borderline: references may be requested in borderline cases.

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borderline (bor-der-lyn) adj. see emotionally unstable personality disorder.

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