margin, border, perimeter(noun)
the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
an amount beyond the minimum necessary
"the margin of victory"
margin, security deposit(noun)
the amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities
gross profit, gross profit margin, margin(noun)
(finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold
the blank space that surrounds the text on a page
"he jotted a note in the margin"
allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance(noun)
a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
The edge of the paper that remains blank.
The edge of any flat surface.
The edge defining inclusion in or exclusion from of a set or group.
A difference between results, characteristics, scores.
A permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits.
margin of error
The yield or profit; the selling price minus the cost of production.
To add a margin to.
Origin: From marginis, genitive of margo.
a border; edge; brink; verge; as, the margin of a river or lake
specifically: The part of a page at the edge left uncovered in writing or printing
the difference between the cost and the selling price of an article
something allowed, or reserved, for that which can not be foreseen or known with certainty
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
to furnish with a margin
to enter in the margin of a page
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
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
In cartography, the area of a map or chart lying outside the border.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'margin' in Nouns Frequency: #1509
The numerical value of margin in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of margin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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