a permissible difference
allowing some freedom to move within limits
the blank space that surrounds the text on a page
"he jotted a note in the margin"
(finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold
- gross profit - gross profit margin
the amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities
- security deposit
an amount beyond the minimum necessary
"the margin of victory"
the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary