marginalization marginalization  /ˌmɑr dʒə nə lə ˈzeɪ ʃən/


  • (n) the social process of becoming or being made marginal (especially as a group within the larger society)


  1. The marginalization of Washington is sometimes taken as proof of American decline.
  2. Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter's party switch highlights the growing marginalization of the hard-right Republican Party, now down to two moderates in the Senate.
  3. Such marginalization, says Christakis, reflects the new perception by the network as a whole that smoking isn't as desirable any more.


  1. 'We Might Be Martians'

    Moon, Regulus, Mars, Saturn (Florian/flickr) In a sense, the history of astronomy has been a history of the marginalization of life on Earth in our understanding of the universe. When humans first assumed ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: The Atlantic via Yahoo! Finance

  2. David Wolpe: Jewish embrace of LGBT people recognizes the dignity of all

    Surely no people understands rejection and marginalization better than the Jewish people. This is why our community has largely embraced LGBT people.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  3. Windows 8.1 Hands-on: The hidden gem features

    Windows 8.1 is, Microsoft claims, the culmination of listening to feedback around Windows 8 and finessing the features users have been most demanding or vocal about. The original version shook up long-standing PC fans, with its Live Tile interface and marginalization of the traditional desktop, but there’s more of an attempt to merge the two Read The Full Story
    on June 27, 2013     Source: SlashGear


  1. "Beyond the colors of political parties there is only one Mexico, a Mexico drowned in poverty and marginalization, and a Mexico that wants politicians to get to work," Calderon told families in the town's square.
    on Dec 6, 2006 By: President Felipe Calderón Source: Forbes

  2. Wade said "only a political integration of the United States of Africa will shelter us from potentially fatal marginalization" on the world's poorest continent, which holds rich economic potential.
    on Apr 4, 2010 By: Abdoulaye Wade Source: Calgary Herald

  3. "There are religious groups that cannot in good conscience agree in their bylaws that they will admit persons who do not share their faith, and for those groups, the consequence of an accept-all-comers policy is marginalization," Alito wrote.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Samuel Alito Source: (blog)

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