marginal benefit



An increase in an activity's overall benefit that is caused by a unit increase in the level of that activity, all other factors remaining constant. Also called marginal utility.

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  • The marginal benefit was small but it was steady and consistent so with enough volume we were able to increase our market share.

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  • Sometimes there may only be a marginal benefit to taking on a new project and you may want to focus time elsewhere.

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  • Some projects may only be a marginal benefit to your company and you must decide whether to keep doing them.

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