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margin

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈmɑːdʒɪn/
AMOUNT the difference between two amounts of time, money, etc, usually between people in a competition: to win by a narrow/wide margin He took third place by a margin of seven minutes.StatisticsDifferent and differenceProfits and losses
SPACE an empty space down the side of a page of writing: You can make notes in the margin.Books and parts of books
a margin of error the amount by which a calculation can be wrong but still produce a good result: a margin of error of 5 percentStatistics
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