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Noun: marginalisation  ,maa(r)-ji-nu-lI'zey-shun
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: marginalization)
  1. The social process of becoming or being made marginal (especially as a group within the larger society)
    "the marginalisation of the underclass";
    - marginalization
  2. (statistics) integration of a probability distribution over a subset of parameters to calculate a probability that is only a function of the remaining parameters
    - marginalization

Derived forms: marginalisations

Type of: social process

Encyclopedia: Marginalisation