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profit margin

noun [C] uk   us  
the difference between the total cost of making and selling something and the price it is sold for: Many small companies operate on very narrow profit margins.
Translations of “profit margin”
in Chinese (Traditional) 利潤率,利潤幅度…
in Chinese (Simplified) 利润率,利润幅度…
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