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borderline

2 noun
     
Related topics: Geography
borderline2
1 [singular] the point at which one quality, situation, emotion etc ends and another begins:
She slipped over the borderline into sleep.
on the borderline
I was on the borderline between a first- and a second-class degree.
2 [countable]SG a border between two countries

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