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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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At occlusal enamel margins, the mean values of the largest gaps in Groups 2 and 4 were significantly greater than those in Groups 1 and 3, whereas no significant differences were found between Groups 2 and 4, and also between Groups 1 and 3 (Tables 1 and 2, Figures 2a-2d).
FLD can be used alone without a separate etching and bonding with enamel margins to ensure good marginal sealing while conditioning and bonding as separate steps are highly essential to ensure good marginal sealing with dentin margins.
1999) RM-GIC: Fuji II LC --Dyract: * immediately PAM-C: Dyract at both enamel and dentine margins --Fuji II LC: * immediately at dentine margins * delayed at enamel margins Geiger GIC: Fuji II --application of poly(acrylic et al.