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English noun: margin

1. margin (shape) the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary


Synonymsborder, perimeter


Broader (hypernym)bound, boundary, edge


Narrower (hyponym)lip

2. margin (attribute) an amount beyond the minimum necessary


SamplesThe margin of victory.


Broader (hypernym)amount


Narrower (hyponym)margin of error, margin of safety, narrow margin, narrowness, safety margin, slimness

3. margin (possession) the amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities


Synonymssecurity deposit


Broader (hypernym)deposit, down payment

4. margin (possession) (finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold


Synonymsgross profit, gross profit margin


Broader (hypernym)earnings, lucre, net, net income, net profit, profit, profits


Domain categorycorporate finance

5. margin (communication) the blank space that surrounds the text on a page


SamplesHe jotted a note in the margin.


Broader (hypernym)blank space, place, space


Part meronympage

6. margin (attribute) a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits


Synonymsallowance, leeway, tolerance


Broader (hypernym)disagreement, discrepancy, divergence, variance









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