Meaning of MARGIN in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ mɑ:(r)dʒɪn ]

( margins)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


A margin is the difference between two amounts, especially the difference in the number of votes or points between the winner and the loser in an election or other contest.

They could end up with a 50-point winning margin...

The Sunday Times remains the brand leader by a huge margin...

N-COUNT : with supp


The margin of a written or printed page is the empty space at the side of the page.

She added her comments in the margin.



If there is a margin for something in a situation, there is some freedom to choose what to do or decide how to do it.

The money is collected in a straightforward way with little margin for error...

N-VAR : with supp


The margin of a place or area is the extreme edge of it.

...the low coastal plain along the western margin...

= edge, periphery

N-COUNT : with supp


To be on the margins of a society, group, or activity means to be among the least typical or least important parts of it.

Students have played an important role in the past, but for the moment, they’re on the margins.

N-PLURAL : with supp


see also profit margin

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