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margin

noun (OUTER PART)    /ˈmɑː.dʒɪn/ US  /ˈmɑːr-/
C2 [C] the empty space to the side of the text on a page, sometimes separated from the rest of the page by a vertical line: If I have any comments to make, I'll write them in the margin.Books and parts of books [C] the outer edge of an area: The plant tends to grow in the lighter margins of woodland areas.Edges and extremities of objectsSurfaces of objects on the margins of sth If someone is on the margins of a group of people, they are part of that group, but different in important ways, and if someone is on the margins of an activity, they are only slightly involved: He spent the 1980s on the margins of British politics. The government needs to reach out to those on the margins of society.Position and status in groups and organizations
(Definition of margin noun (OUTER PART) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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