Associations to the word «Margin»


MARGIN, noun. (typography) The edge of the paper that remains blank.
MARGIN, noun. The edge or border of any flat surface.
MARGIN, noun. (figuratively) The edge defining inclusion in or exclusion from of a set or group.
MARGIN, noun. A difference between results, characteristics, scores.
MARGIN, noun. A permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits.
MARGIN, noun. (finance) The yield or profit; the selling price minus the cost of production.
MARGIN, noun. (finance) 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.
MARGIN, verb. To add a margin to.
MARGIN CALL, noun. (finance) Request by a stockbroker or similar for the client to deposit more money in order to cover losses that have built up in open positions held on margin (rather than having been paid for in full).
MARGIN CALLS, noun. Plural of margin call
MARGIN OF ERROR, noun. (statistics) An expression of the lack of precision in the results obtained from a sample
MARGIN OF ERROR, noun. An amount, beyond the calculated minimum, added for safety

Dictionary definition

MARGIN, noun. The boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary.
MARGIN, noun. An amount beyond the minimum necessary; "the margin of victory".
MARGIN, noun. The amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities.
MARGIN, noun. (finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold.
MARGIN, noun. The blank space that surrounds the text on a page; "he jotted a note in the margin".
MARGIN, noun. A permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits.

Wise words

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