Definition of MARGIN

  1. (noun)the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
  2. (noun)an amount beyond the minimum necessary
  3. (noun)the amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities
  4. (noun)(finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold
  5. (noun)the blank space that surrounds the text on a page
  6. (noun)a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits