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Definition 1: an amount beyond the minimum necessary - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where margin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the margin of victory

(margin is a kind of ...) the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion

"an adequate amount of food for four people"

(... is a kind of margin ) the margin required in order to insure safety

"in engineering the margin of safety is the strength of the material minus the anticipated stress"

(... is a kind of margin ) a small margin

"the president was not humbled by his narrow margin of victory" "the landslide he had in the electoral college obscured the narrowness of a victory based on just 43% of the popular vote"

Definition 2: a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for margin in the sense of this definition

(margin is a kind of ...) a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

"a growing divergence of opinion"

Definition 3: the blank space that surrounds the text on a page - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where margin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he jotted a note in the margin

(margin is a kind of ...) a blank area

"write your name in the space provided"

(... is part of margin) one side of one leaf (of a book or magazine or newspaper or letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it contains

Definition 4: the amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for margin in the sense of this definition

(margin is a kind of ...) a partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance to be paid later

Definition 5: (finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for margin in the sense of this definition

(margin is a kind of ...) the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

(margin belongs to category ...) the financial activities of corporation

Definition 6: the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for margin in the sense of this definition

(margin is a kind of ...) a line determining the limits of an area

(... is a kind of margin ) either the outer margin or the inner margin of the aperture of a gastropod's shell

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