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fringe

2 adjective
     
fringe2 [only before noun]

fringe group/event/issue etc

a group, event etc that is less important or popular than the main group etc, or whose opinions are not accepted by most other people involved in the same activity [≠ mainstream]:
He used a party conference fringe meeting to defend terrorism.
The environment is no longer a fringe issue.
a fringe religious sect

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