›the amount by which one thing is more or less than another: by a margin of sthThe presidentwon the election by a tiny margin.a wide/large/comfortable marginThey are the largest buildingsociety by a comfortable margin.a narrow/small/slim margina 40-vote/5-point/2-to-1, etc. marginOn the New York Stock Exchange, declinesoutpacedgainers by a 4-3 margin.Kennedy's margin of victory was only 719,000.
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