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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.

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With the breakeven point calculated, the final calculation is the margin of safety. To get the margin of safety, we first take the total breakeven point of 14,255 units times the weighted average percentage for each unit.
Users must be aware that significant cuff-tip length variation occurs and match the selected tube to the patient to ensure an adequate margin of safety.
To see what margin of safety the bees have, Tan and his research colleagues presented tethered wasps to six colonies each of native Asian bees and European bees.
This type of research can help processors in designing irradiation treatments that offer an extra margin of safety.
"Customers got some margin of safety out of life products, and those that hung in with variable products are starting to see those balances come back," said Fred Donner, partner and insurance sector leader with KPMG LLP The bear market also provided the buying public and distributors with lessons about managing risk and the value that life products can provide, noted Eric Sondergeld, corporate vice president and head of Limra's Retirement Research Center.
Chapter 9, Margin of Safety and Ruinous Risk, is another good chapter.
Stated Bruchhauser, "The effort to rescind should move on to other states in order to increase the margin of safety so as to assure that no convention is called."
In addition, it also provides an extra distance or margin of safety from the face of the dock.
They have a wider margin of safety than the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs" such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen, because they carry less risk to the liver and the gastrointestinal tract.
It's virtually free of side effects, has a wide margin of safety and it's easy to swallow." Palatability is an important consideration, Engles notes, especially when it comes time for dog and cat owners to "pill" their pets.
MLS technology improves margin of safety around airports in highly developed areas and as weather conditions degrade, and Category III capability is required to maintain airport capacity.