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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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Marginal fit and internal fit both depend on the clinical and laboratory steps.
According to Goldin EB et al., marginal discrepancy in the range of 40-120 microns is considered clinically acceptable for the success of the crowns.
* To evaluate and compare the marginal accuracy of provisional crowns fabricated using chemically polymerized Bis-GMA composite resin (two paste auto mix system), light polymerized UDMA composite resin (single paste system), and chemically polymerized PMMA acrylic resin (powder-liquid system) by the direct technique.
Increasing R&D expenditure improves the reliability of the firm's product, but is subject to diminishing marginal returns.
We remark that a one-component sequence of marginal observables corresponds to observables of certain structure; namely, the marginal observable [B.sup.(1)](0) = (0, [b.sup.[epsilon].sub.1] ([x.sub.1]), 0, ...) corresponds to the additive-type observable, and a one-component sequence of marginal observables [B.sup.(k)](0) = (0, ..., 0, [b.sup.[epsilon].sub.k] ([x.sub.1], ..., [x.sub.k]), 0, ...) corresponds to the k-ary-type observable [26].
In [18], Tarasova and Tarasov have stated the condition for the applicability of (8) that it defines the marginal value of an indicator under assumption that an indicator Y must be expressed as a single valued function.
Debt owed by these chronically marginal businesses amounted to 228 trillion won ($194 billion), 14.1 percent of total corporate liabilities.
(5,6,7) The current study examined treatment methods and subsequent outcomes in consecutive patients with marginal entropion, and emphasized the importance of differential diagnosis of this condition.
Different marginal designs have been proposed and the most acceptable ones for all-ceramic restorations are either the rounded shoulder or the large chamfer margin.
How does your current marginal tax bracket compare to your future marginal tax bracket?
Nodal pricing or locational marginal pricing (LMP) acknowledges that location is an important aspect of electricity which should be reflected in its price, so all accepted offers are paid a local uniform-price associated with each node of the electricity network (Schweppe et al., 1988; Hogan, 1992; Chao and Peck, 1996; Hsu, 1997).