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margin of errornoun [C]

uk   /ˌmɑː.dʒɪn əv ˈer.ər/ us   /ˌmɑːr.dʒɪn əv ˈer.ɚ/
(Definition of margin of error from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"margin of error" in Business English

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margin of errornoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us  
the amount by which a set of data might not be accurate: The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
the fact that it is possible to make some mistakes without having a very damaging effect on the final result: With the company's current precarious situation there is no margin of error.
(Definition of margin of error from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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