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And each victory was by a margin of two goals. The Sun (2017)Both the main sides of the business are much higher margin than the old distribution activities. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Two down with two to play, there is now no margin for error. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Only the oldest age groups are positive, though by a smaller margin than they were. Times, Sunday Times (2016) High gross margins enable companies to survive tough times, but they can also make management complacent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A margin of error of 200,000 lives? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Generally, cards command gross margins of at least 85 %. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The charity's report found the government-backed target to cut food waste in the home had been missed by a wide margin. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The third refers to winning a game by a wide margin. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)This transition produced a sizeable margin of error. Corporate Cloak and Dagger (1994)We went into games knowing we could win and we were doing so by big margins. The Sun (2016)Banks have doubled fees and margins on the loans. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Our profit margins are two per cent. The Sun (2011) One has a margin of doubt because it is an extremely successful team. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It has tried moving into live music and boosting sales of high margin accessories such as headphones. The Sun (2012)Social workers engage with people on the margins of society. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They feel safety margins are being nibbled away in the name of economy and efficiency. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We will probably see lower margins because of the political situation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This margin of error accounts for the effect of weighting. Christianity Today (2000)It is the smallest margin of difference allowed in swimming. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It could come down to those fine margins in the end. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Such margins are the difference between winning and losing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Instead he is confident that the company can absorb the costs of a national without damaging group margins. Times, Sunday Times (2006)One area where the margin is small but distinct is the superiority of the southern hemisphere teams at offloading. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Games are decided by fine margins. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She won by a huge margin. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These could include direct controls on the growth of lending, minimum requirements for margins and structural funding limits. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: margin /ˈmɑːdʒɪn/ NOUN
A margin is the difference between two amounts, especially the difference in the number of votes or points between the winner and the loser in a contest.
They ended up with a 50-point winning margin.
- American English: margin
- Arabic: هَامِشٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: margem
- Chinese: 差数
- Croatian: višak
- Czech: okraj
- Danish: margen
- Dutch: marge
- European Spanish: margen
- Finnish: reuna reunus
- French: marge
- German: Rand
- Greek: περιθώριο
- Italian: margine
- Japanese: へり
- Korean: 가장자리
- Norwegian: kant
- Polish: margines
- European Portuguese: margem
- Romanian: marjă
- Russian: перевес (фин. маржа)
- Spanish: margen
- Swedish: marginal
- Thai: ขอบ
- Turkish: sınır
- Ukrainian: різниця
- Vietnamese: sự chênh lệch độ chênh
Definition of margin from the Collins English Dictionary
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