[ UK /mˈɑːd‍ʒɪn/ ]
[ US /ˈmɑɹdʒən/ ]
  1. an amount beyond the minimum necessary
    the margin of victory
  2. the amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities
  3. a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
  4. (finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold
  5. the blank space that surrounds the text on a page
    he jotted a note in the margin
  6. the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
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How To Use margin In A Sentence

  • Documents with extra-wide margins are now displayed in a browser with a horizontal scroll bar.
  • The lymphatic vessels of the tongue may be divided into four groups: (1) apical, from the tip of the tongue to the suprahyoid glands and principal gland of the tongue; (2) lateral, from the margin of the tongue—some of these pierce the Mylohyoideus to end in the submaxillary glands, others pass down on the Hyoglossus to the superior deep cervical glands; (3) basal, from the region of the vallate papillæ to the superior deep cervical glands; and (4) median, a few of which perforate the Mylohyoideus to reach the submaxillary glands, while the majority turn around the posterior border of the muscle to enter the superior deep cervical glands. VIII. The Lymphatic System. 3. The Lymphatics of the Head, Face, and Neck
  • At present, power is very high orders, to improve gross profit margins.
  • There is no suggestion of a pronounced twist in the ventral margin of the jaw of Hynerpeton like that seen in Densignathus.
  • The only people she would be able to talk to in English would be Ovidiu, and marginally to Rica with the broken language he was still trying to learn.
  • Nationally, Republican delegates listed fiscal issues as most important by a two-to-one margin.
  • It also provides a condensed primer to some of the issues at stake in American avant-garde cinema, which, partly because of its historical opposition to the dictates of commercial mainstream moviemaking and partly because it resists commodification unlike, say, abstract painting, oppositional cinema doesn't rack up big sales at Sotheby's, has been relegated to the status of museum pieces and festival marginalia. NYT > Home Page
  • The air time is sold by broadcast bottom feeders who could care less about anything beyond profit margins.
  • _Phyllocactus_ in having the branches dilated into the form of fleshy leaves, but differ in haying them divided into short truncate leaf-like portions, which are articulated, that is to say, provided with a joint by which they separate spontaneously; the margins are crenate or dentate, and the flowers, which are large and showy, magenta or crimson, appear at the apex of the terminal joints. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"
  • As an extra precaution against an ongoing down market, Narayanan suggests building in a "margin of safety": a 3 to 5 percent premium over the target hurdle rate.
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