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MARGIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does margin mean? 

MARGIN (noun)
  The noun MARGIN has 7 senses:

1. the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
2. an amount beyond the minimum necessary
3. the amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities
4. (finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold
5. the blank space that surrounds the text on a page
6. a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
7. a strip near the boundary of an object

  Familiarity information: MARGIN used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


MARGIN (noun)


Sense 1margin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

margin; perimeter; border

Hypernyms ("margin" is a kind of...):

bound; boundary; edge (a line determining the limits of an area)


Sense 2margin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An amount beyond the minimum necessary

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

the margin of victory

Hypernyms ("margin" is a kind of...):

amount (how much of something is available)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "margin"):

margin of error; margin of safety; safety margin (the margin required in order to insure safety)

narrow margin; narrowness; slimness (a small margin)


Sense 3margin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

security deposit; margin

Hypernyms ("margin" is a kind of...):

deposit; down payment (a partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance to be paid later)


Sense 4margin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

gross profit margin; gross profit; margin

Hypernyms ("margin" is a kind of...):

earnings; lucre; net; net income; net profit; profit; profits (the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses))

Domain category:

corporate finance (the financial activities of corporation)


Sense 5margin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The blank space that surrounds the text on a page

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("margin" is a kind of...):

blank space; place; space (a blank area)

Holonyms ("margin" is a part of...):

page (one side of one leaf (of a book or magazine or newspaper or letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it contains)


Sense 6margin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

leeway; allowance; tolerance; margin

Hypernyms ("margin" is a kind of...):

disagreement; discrepancy; divergence; variance (a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions)


Sense 7margin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A strip near the boundary of an object

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

edge; margin

Context example:

he jotted a note on the margin of the page

Hypernyms ("margin" is a kind of...):

slip; strip (artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "margin"):

border (a strip forming the outer edge of something)

luff ((nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast)

border; molding; moulding (a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge)

selvage; selvedge (the edge of a fabric that is woven so that it will not ravel or fray)

berm; shoulder (narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road)

roadside; wayside (edge of a way or road or path)


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