What does margin mean?

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ˈmɑr dʒɪnmar·gin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. margin, border, perimeter(noun)

    the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary

  2. margin(noun)

    an amount beyond the minimum necessary

    "the margin of victory"

  3. margin, security deposit(noun)

    the amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities

  4. gross profit, gross profit margin, margin(noun)

    (finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold

  5. margin(noun)

    the blank space that surrounds the text on a page

    "he jotted a note in the margin"

  6. allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance(noun)

    a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

Wiktionary

  1. margin(Noun)

    The edge of the paper that remains blank.

    Etymology: From marginis, genitive of margo.

  2. margin(Noun)

    The edge of any flat surface.

    Etymology: From marginis, genitive of margo.

  3. margin(Noun)

    The edge defining inclusion in or exclusion from of a set or group.

    Etymology: From marginis, genitive of margo.

  4. margin(Noun)

    A difference between results, characteristics, scores.

    Etymology: From marginis, genitive of margo.

  5. margin(Noun)

    A permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits.

    margin of error

    Etymology: From marginis, genitive of margo.

  6. margin(Noun)

    The yield or profit; the selling price minus the cost of production.

    Etymology: From marginis, genitive of margo.

  7. margin(Verb)

    To add a margin to.

    Etymology: From marginis, genitive of margo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Margin(noun)

    a border; edge; brink; verge; as, the margin of a river or lake

  2. Margin(noun)

    specifically: The part of a page at the edge left uncovered in writing or printing

  3. Margin(noun)

    the difference between the cost and the selling price of an article

  4. Margin(noun)

    something allowed, or reserved, for that which can not be foreseen or known with certainty

  5. Margin(noun)

    collateral security deposited with a broker to secure him from loss on contracts entered into by him on behalf of his principial, as in the speculative buying and selling of stocks, wheat, etc

  6. Margin(verb)

    to furnish with a margin

  7. Margin(verb)

    to enter in the margin of a page

Freebase

  1. Margin

    In finance, a margin is collateral that the holder of a financial instrument has to deposit to cover some or all of the credit risk of their counterparty. This risk can arise if the holder has done any of the following: ⁕Borrowed cash from the counterparty to buy financial instruments, ⁕Sold financial instruments short, or ⁕Entered into a derivative contract. The collateral can be in the form of cash or securities, and it is deposited in a margin account. On United States futures exchanges, margins were formerly called performance bonds. Most of the exchanges today use SPAN methodology, which was developed by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 1988, for calculating margins for options and futures.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Margin

    mär′jin, n. an edge, border: the blank edge on the page of a book: something allowed more than is needed, in case of unforeseen things happening: a sum of money, or its value in securities, deposited with a broker to protect him against loss on transactions made on account: a deposit made by each of two brokers, parties to a contract, when one is 'called up' by the other.—v.t. to furnish with margins, enter on the margin.—ns. Marge, Marg′ent (poet.), edge, brink.—adjs. Marged; Mar′ginal, pertaining to a margin: placed in the margin.—n. Marginā′lia, notes written on the margin.—v.t. Mar′ginalise, to furnish with notes.—adv. Mar′ginally.—adjs. Mar′ginate, -d, having a margin; Mar′gined.—Marginal credit, a method by which a merchant at home can render bills drawn upon him abroad saleable there, by associating a well-known banker's name on their margin with his own; Marginal notes, notes written or printed on the margin of a book or writing. [L. margo, marginis; cf. mark.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. margin

    In cartography, the area of a map or chart lying outside the border.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'margin' in Nouns Frequency: #1509

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of margin in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of margin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of margin in a Sentence

  1. Brian Yarbrough:

    The Street is trying to digest the margin performance and there are concerns around when they can make money given the large investments in e-commerce.

  2. Samuel Chien:

    The market is still fragile because the clean-up of gray-market margin financing is still going on, and last week's market tumble triggered some margin calls and some investors are under pressure to sell.

  3. Robert Moore:

    At the margin you get and will continue to get those who are speculative, we've seen that in the past week and we'll continue to see some evidence of that.

  4. Senator Harris:

    >( CNN) In Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate in Detroit, Tulsi Gabbard decided to drop her opposition research book right on Kamala Harris. . duval-3 { width :100 % ; position : relative ; border : 1px solid # 979797 ; border-left : none ; border-right : none ; padding : 20px 0 ; box-sizing : border-box ; - webkit-box-sizing : border-box ; - moz-box-sizing : border-box ; margin : auto ; max-width : 660px ; }. duval-3 a { color : # 1a1a1a ; text-decoration : none ; font-size : 0 ; }. duval-3 a : hover { color : #d 9d9d9 ; text-decoration : underline ; - moz-text-decoration-color : #d 9d9d9 ; text-decoration-color : #d 9d9d9 ; }. duval-3 > a > * { vertical-align : top ; display : inline-block ; }. duval-3 > a > div { display : inline-block ; font-size :1.0666667 rem ; width : 80 % ; padding-top : 0px ; padding-left : 2 % ; }. duval-3 > a > img { width : 18 % ; height : auto ; } @media screen and( max-width :640 px) {. duval-3 > a > * { display : block ; margin : auto ; }. duval-3 > a > div { width : 100 % ; }. duval-3 > a > img { width : 50 % ; } } THE POINT -- NOW ON YOUTUBE ! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click to subscribe ! Amid a broader conversation about criminal justice reform between the California senator and former Vice President Joe Biden, the moderators turned to the Hawaii congresswoman. And she unloaded : but I'm deeply concerned about this record. There are too many examples to cite but Senator Harris put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when Senator Harris was asked if Senator Harris ever smoked marijuana.

  5. Evy Hambro:

    The primary thing (investors) want is ... when the gold price goes up, the company makes more money. They need to know with every ounce that's mined there's a margin attached to it.

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