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The edge or border; the edge of a body of water where it meets the land. As applied to a boundary line of land, the margin of a river, creek, or other watercourse means the center of the stream. But in the case of a lake, bay, or natural pond, the margin means the line where land and water meet.In finance, the difference between market value of loan collateral and face value of loan.

A sum of money, or its equivalent, placed in the hands of a Broker by the principal or person on whose account a purchase or sale of Securities is to be made, as a security to the former against losses to which he or she may be exposed by subsequent fluctuations in the market value of the stock. The amount paid by the customer when he uses a broker's credit to buy a security.

In commercial transactions the difference between the purchase price paid by an intermediary or retailer and the selling price, or difference between price received by manufacturer for its goods and costs to produce. Also called gross profit margin.


(Outside limit), noun bank, border, boundary, bounds, brim, brink, circumference, curb, edge, frame, fringe, hem, ledge, limit, lip, outskirt, perimeter, periphery, portal, rim, shore, skirt, threshold, verge


(Spare amount), noun amount reserved, elbowroom, extra amount for contingencies, extra amount for emergencies, headway, latitude, leeway, reserve, reserved amount, room, room to spare, space
Associated concepts: margin of profit
See also: balance, border, boundary, edge, extremity, latitude, mete, outline, penumbra, periphery, plethora, scope, space, surplus
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In this representation, one way to maximize the safety margin on the left side of the equation would be to optimize the right side of the equation.
As Table 1 shows, half the safety margins in the severe bend condition were 0 or less (the median safety margin was 0).
Limited DFT testing for 10 J safety margin or abbreviated step-down protocols may be recommended in most patients (15).
Environmental Protection Agency-established thresholds of methylmercury exposure that were set with extremely conservative safety margins.
The difference provides a safety margin when reflowing temperature-sensitive components.
2-ppm safety margin could undermine the Lockyer lawsuit.
These, in turn, gave a direct indication of the temperature safety margin of the conductor.
In view of the small safety margin associated with the resection of mesenchymal tumors and the potential of malignant mesenchymal soft-tissue tumors for local recurrence, the primary tumor site was irradiated with a total dose of 70 Gy (2 Gy in five treatments per week over 7 weeks).
Sight-Rite[TM] is ideal for applications where visual inspection is critical and liquid output is required in a safety margin.
These active safety systems provide a wider safety margin without diluting the car's handling.