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From marginal +‎ -ize.

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marginalize (third-person singular simple present marginalizes, present participle marginalizing, simple past and past participle marginalized)

  1. (transitive) To relegate (something, especially a topic or a group of people) to the margins or to a lower limit; to exclude socially or otherwise.
    • 2012, James Lambert, “Beyond Hobson-Jobson: A new lexicography for Indian English”, in World Englishes[1], page 305:
      The practice of only analysing Indian English in terms of how it differs from a notional standard English that resides in the Englishes of the varieties of the Inner Circle is one of the key ways in which Indian English is marginalised.
  2. (mathematics) To find a marginal distribution of a joint probability distribution.
    • 2021, Nils Thuerey, Philipp Holl, Maximilian Mueller, Patrick Schnell, Felix Trost, Kiwon Um, chapter 25, in Physics-based Deep Learning[2], page 245:
      Ideally, we would like to integrate out the parameters  , i.e. marginalize in order to obtain a prediction. Since this is again hard to realize analytically, one usually approximates the integral via sampling from the posterior.

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  1. inflection of marginalizar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative