Definition of borderline in English:


Line breaks: bor¦der|line
Pronunciation: /ˈbɔːdəlʌɪn


  • 1A boundary separating two countries or areas.
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    • By drawing borderlines separating the yellow/red areas and surrounding blue areas, we obtained three major categories of genes.
    • He entertained in fact far-reaching plans to build an advanced high-tech fence along the future borderline in order to separate effectively the two populations from each other.
    • But surely you understand that it is impossible to control the entire borderline at all times.
  • 1.1A division between two distinct or opposite things: the borderline between ritual and custom
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    • I like that: revel in your glorious failures, dance on the borderline between success and disaster, because that is where your next breakthrough will come from.
    • Bar owners complain of unfair business when they are located on the borderline between smoking and non-smoking.
    • It was an enjoyable and memorable night on the borderline of Galway and Mayo.
    dividing line, divide, division, demarcation line, line of demarcation, line, cut-off point; threshold, margin, fringe, limit, border, boundary, periphery


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