Margin

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Definition

a (paper) margin: a (paper) edge, border, side
noun
You need to make the margins smaller on this document, so that more text will fit onto one page.

a (profit) margin: a (profit) ratio, difference; the difference between the money spent and the money made
noun
If we move production to India, we can increase our profit margins as we won't have to pay so much money in wages or materials.

Pronunciation examples
UK: Now children, don't write notes in the margin of your book.
US: Our profit margins could be better.
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Examples

  • "Philip : I've done a lot of research, and I found that the margin costs alone involved in adopting this charter would kill our profits."
  • "Within 10 years, I predict profit margins in the millions."
  • "Bruno : Philip, you're concerned about our bottom line and our profit margins, and I appreciate that as well."
  • "Philip has told me on numerous occasions that working with an OILS certified company would severely cut into our profit margins, which would not please our shareholders at all."
  • "If we are unable to sell this product, the overstock of perfumes could put a major dent in our profit margins."
  • "There is a reason that we continue to increase our profit margins at this company, and it is because we do not spend money carelessly."
  • "In general, the figures show that we've had kind of a productive and profitable year, and our EBIT indicates that we've actually surpassed our projected earnings by a considerable margin."
  • "Their profit margins are incredible, their net income for that quarter alone totaled more than 200 million!"
  • "Unfortunately, this new behavior did not interfere with their habitual paranoia regarding Delavigne's profit margins."

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