Republicans held both chambers in 1995, but Democrats have the upper hand—however small the margin—in the Senate now.
Sales in 2012 were $443 billion, and operating income was $15.766 billion, a margin of about 3.5 percent.
What a price system does is find what part of say, healthcare, is on the margin.
At some point in healthcare there must be a margin, like me and my clothes dryer.
The margin, though, should serve as a test of the continued strength of Tea Party fervor in Texas.
Pileus is smooth, continuous, somewhat viscid, margin incurved.
Ice formed upon the margin of the water, and several snow-storms impeded their march, adding greatly to their discomfort.
All this by putting in slips between the pages or by writing in the margin.
That, indeed, there should be no margin on the proof to receive such "Remarque."
On the margin of the paper were a few penciled words in her own handwriting: "I have found the reality."
mid-14c., "edge of a sea or lake;" late 14c., "space between a block of text and the edge of a page," from Latin marginem (nominative margo) "edge, brink, border, margin," from PIE *merg- "edge, border, boundary" (see mark (n.1)). General sense of "boundary space; rim or edge of anything" is from late 14c. Meaning "comfort allowance, cushion" is from 1851; margin of safety first recorded 1888. Stock market sense of "sum deposited with a broker to cover risk of loss" is from 1848. Related: Margins.
c.1600, "to furnish with marginal notes," from margin (n.). From 1715 as "to furnish with a margin."
margin mar·gin (mär'jĭn)
A border or edge, as of an organ.
A limit in a condition or process, beyond or below which something is no longer possible or acceptable.
An amount that is allowed but that is beyond what is needed.
A measure, quantity, or degree of difference.