margin margin  /ˈmɑr dʒən/


  1. (n) the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
  2. (n) an amount beyond the minimum necessary
  3. (n) the amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities
  4. (n) (finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold
  5. (n) the blank space that surrounds the text on a page
  6. (n) a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits


  1. A county-by-county look at the margin of victories for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in the 2008 race for the Democratic ticket.
  2. In Arkansas, solidly Democratic by a 15-point margin, Democrats currently hold the positions of governor, both senators and three of four House seats.
  3. Obama's widest margin is in New Mexico, where 53% of registered voters said they prefer the Democrat to 40% who favor McCain.


  1. Brian's Friday recap: Headaches for margin managers, opportunity for MTS traders

    Collective Intelligence! The washout continues as the S&P 500 index has dropped about 5% from the highs, although the index is still up a healthy 10% on the year. The CME announces they are raising margins ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Margin-based Supply Chain Optimization

    Alan Kosansky, president, and Ted Schaefer, director of logistics and SCM, Profit Point To effectively implement margin-based supply chain optimization, it is important to have three key components in place: data, optimization technology and alignment with strategic business objectives. To effectively implement margin-based supply chain optimization, it is important to have three key components ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Industry Week

  3. Confederations Cup 2013: Spain set FIFA margin of victory record against Tahiti

    So much for Tahiti being a really cool story. They suffered the biggest margin of defeat in the history of FIFA senior international tournaments against Spain.
    on June 21, 2013     Source:


  1. About the current court: Responding to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, DR.I., who said justices named by Republican presidents were "driving the law in a different direction by the narrowest possible margin": "I want to make it clear that I'm not...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Elena Kagan Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

  2. "Whether you succeed is entirely in your hands," Goodell wrote in the reinstatement letter. "Needless to say, your margin for error is extremely limited."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Roger Goodell Source: True/Slant

  3. "Unfortunately, the measure was defeated by a narrow margin," President Bush said in a brief televised address at the White House. "I'm disappointed by the outcome, but I assure our citizens, and citizens around the world, that this is not...
    on Oct 1, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Bay News 9

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