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Meaning of “profit margin” in the English Dictionary

"profit margin" in British English

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profit marginnoun [C]

uk   us  
the ​difference between the ​totalcost of making and ​selling something and the ​price it is ​sold for: Many ​smallcompaniesoperate on very narrowprofitmargins.
(Definition of profit margin from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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profit marginnoun [C]

 us   /ˈprɑf·ɪt ˌmɑr·dʒɪn/
the ​amount that is made in a ​business after the ​costs have been ​subtracted: Many farmers ​claim that the profit margin for ​growingtreesremainsslim.
(Definition of profit margin from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"profit margin" in Business English

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profit marginnoun [C]

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ACCOUNTING, COMMERCE the difference between the ​totalcost of making and ​selling something and the ​price it is ​sold for, or between the ​totalamount of ​money a ​company receives from ​sales and the ​totalcost of ​producing all its ​products and ​services. The ​profitmargin is often ​expressed as a ​percentage: The ​companyaveragesprofitmargins of 70%.high/low profit margins Other mid-size ​businesses, especially those with ​lowprofitmargins, have similar ​objections.cut/improve profit margins Weak ​domesticdemand has ​forcedpriceslower and ​cutprofitmargins.gross/net profit margin But while ​printerscarrygrossprofitmargins of 15% to 20%, the ​margin on ​ink is 50%.
(Definition of profit margin from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “profit margin”
in Chinese (Simplified) 利润率,利润幅度…
in Chinese (Traditional) 利潤率,利潤幅度…
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