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margin

noun [C or U] (POSSIBILITY)    /ˈmɑː.dʒɪn/ US  /ˈmɑːr-/
something that makes a particular thing possible , such as an extra amount of money , time , etc. allowed that makes it possible to deal with an emergency : There is not much margin for creativity in a job like this. They allow an additional safety margin of five minutes between planes taking off.
(Definition of margin noun (POSSIBILITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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