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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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