margin: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (mär'jin), [key]
- the space around the printed or written matter on a page.
- an amount allowed or available beyond what is actually necessary: to allow a margin for error.
- a limit in condition, capacity, etc., beyond or below which something ceases to exist, be desirable, or be possible: the margin of endurance; the margin of sanity.
- a border or edge.
- selvage (def. 3).
- security, as a percentage in money, deposited with a broker by a client as a provision against loss on transactions.
- the amount representing the customer's investment or equity in such an account.
- the difference between the amount of a loan and the market value of the collateral pledged as security for it.
- the difference between the cost and the selling price.
- an amount or degree of difference: The measure passed by a margin of just three votes.
- the point at which the return from economic activity barely covers the cost of production, and below which production is unprofitable.
- the border of an insect's wing.
- to provide with a margin or border.
- to furnish with marginal notes, as a document.
- to enter in the margin, as of a book.
- to deposit a margin upon.
- to purchase (securities) on margin: That stock was heavily margined during the last month.
- margin (Thesaurus)