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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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The coefficient of correlation of rank safety margin cuts is calculated from the equation
At about 50 dBA, the average safety margin becomes low enough to cause concern about detectability.
Efficacy and temporal stability of reduced safety margins for ventricular defibrillation: primary results from the Low Energy Safety Study (LESS).
12) Nevertheless, even though our patient had no evidence of either, we decided to irradiate the primary tumor site because the safety margin of the excised sarcoma was small.
The tough stainless steels used in modern firearms, such as 410 or 416, does not hove the characteristics and safety margin necessary to contain the massive pressure of a handgun cartridge like the .
Foundry engineers tested the usefulness of casting simulation by producing a steel casting with a higher safety margin, less turbulent filling and improved yield.
By remaining inventive and adapting quickly to the existing circumstances, officers can bolster their effectiveness and at the same time widen the situation's safety margin.
Where an investor's broker uses a safety margin in lieu of the industry's maintenance margin, the former should substitute for MM in Equation (1).
Featuring improved thermal stability and lower shutdown temperature for a higher safety margin, the developmental grades add to the company's battery separator film portfolio that includes the award-winning V-series separator films introduced in 2007.
At the forefront of these challenges is our understanding of the drivers of organisms thermal tolerance thresholds, and the proximity of temperature thresholds to the local climate extremes and climate change projections, herein called thermal safety margin (TSM).
The VT-1161 agent has demonstrated in preclinical studies to potently inhibit a wide range of fungal pathogens causing human disease, while maintaining a very significant safety margin.