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adjective [usually before noun] borderline pronunciation in British English /ˈbɔː(r)də(r)ˌlaɪn/

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  1. 1
    not good enough to definitely pass an examination

    Borderline cases are decided by an interview.

  2. 2
    almost reaching a particular level

    people with high, or borderline high, cholesterol levels

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  3. 3
    not clearly belonging to a particular type

    borderline personality disorders

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