- of, relating to, or located at a margin or an edge
The area at the edge of the salt-marsh has its own plants
- geographically adjacent
Monmouthshire is a Welsh county to England
- written in the margin of a book
There were more notes than text
- at the lower extent of a standard
His writing ability was at best
- of land that is barely productive
He farmed his land with difficulty
(context, mostly, UK) of a parliamentary constituency that needs few people to change their previous voting behaviour to change the previous result
- In Bristol West, Labour had a majority of only 1,000 so is highly this time
- Rule by merit, and talent. By extension, now often used to describe a type of society where wealth, income, and social status are assigned through competition.
- a social and economic class lying above the working class and below the upper class
(plural) the groups in society composed of professionals, semi-professionals, and lower-to-middle managerial level workers.
- occupying a position between the upper class and the working class
- characteristic of the middle class(es); reflective of that class's values and aspirations. Commonly associated with a desire for social respectability and an emphasis on family values and education.
- Any subgroup that does not form a numerical majority.
Most people agreed, but a sizable minority were upset by the decision. The company claims it has hired several minorities since the complaint was lodged.
- A member of an ethnic minority.
verb (mobs, mobbing, mobbed)
- An unruly group of people.
- A commonly used collective noun for animals such as horses or cattle.
- to crowd around someone or something
Mobility is the ability and willingness to move or change; this can depend on motor skills, special tools such as a walking stick, walker, mobile standing frame or wheelchair, vehicles, uncongested roads, public transport; mobility with regard to one's home depends on availability of houses and being bound to an area because of a job or school, etc. Mobility with regard to one's job depends on availability of jobs (depending on the general job market and on one's versatility, quality, etc. ), mobility with regard to one's home, etc.
In solid state physics, mobility generally refers to electron mobility or hole mobility.
- ability to move
In chemistry, mobility refers to the electrophoretic mobility of charged species.
In mobile computing, mobility refers to characteristics of device to handle information access, communication and business transactions while in state of motion.
Academic mobility refers to the possibility for students and teachers to move between different institutions inside and outside their own country.
Apprentices mobility refers to students and teachers in VET moving to another institution inside or outside their own country to study or teach for a limited time. Apprentices mobility suffers from cultural, socio-economical and academic barriers. Under the Lisbon agenda attempts are made to lower these obstacles within the European VET arena.
Social mobility refers to the ability of individuals within a society to move between different social levels
Mobility is also a computer game.
In demography the mobility of a population measures migration within a population.
(plurale tantum) A set of generally accepted moral governances that are not necessarily formalized.
(biology) any interaction between two species that benefits both; typically involves the exchange of substances or services