margin

[ mahr-jin ]
/ ˈmɑr dʒɪn /

noun

verb (used with object)

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Origin of margin

1300–50; Middle English < Latin margin- (stem of margō) border; akin to march2

synonym study for margin

4. See edge.
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British Dictionary definitions for margin

margin

archaic margent (ˈmɑːdʒənt)

/ (ˈmɑːdʒɪn) /

noun

verb (tr)

to provide with a margin; border
finance to deposit a margin upon

Word Origin for margin

C14: from Latin margō border; related to march ², mark 1
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Medical definitions for margin

margin
[ märjĭn ]

n.

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.
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