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Minus vs. Margin

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Minuspreposition

(mathematics) Made less or reduced by followed by an expression of number or quantity.

‘seven minus two is five’;

Marginnoun

(typography) The edge of the paper, typically left blank when printing but sometimes used for annotations etc.

Minuspreposition

(informal) Without; deprived of.

‘I walked out minus my coat.’;

Marginnoun

The edge or border of any flat surface.

Minusnoun

(mathematics) The minus sign (−).

Marginnoun

(figuratively) The edge defining inclusion in or exclusion from of a set or group.

Minusnoun

(mathematics) A negative quantity.

Marginnoun

A difference or ratio between results, characteristics, scores.

Minusnoun

A downside or disadvantage.

Marginnoun

A permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits.

‘margin of error''’;

Minusadjective

Being a negative quantity; pertaining to a deficit or reduction.

‘a minus number’;

Marginnoun

(finance) The yield or profit; the selling price minus the cost of production.

Minusadjective

That is below zero by (a specified amount) on a scale.

‘minus seven degrees’;

Marginnoun

(finance) Collateral security deposited with a broker to secure him from loss on contracts entered into by him on behalf of his principal, as in the speculative buying and selling of stocks, wheat, etc.

Minusadjective

Worse off than before; out of pocket.

Marginverb

(transitive) To add a margin to.

Minusadjective

(postpositive) Ranking just below (a designated rating).

‘He got a grade of B minus for his essay.’;

Marginverb

(transitive) To enter (notes etc.) into the margin.

Minusverb

To subtract.

Marginnoun

A border; edge; brink; verge; as, the margin of a river or lake.

Minusadjective

Less; requiring to be subtracted; negative; as, a minus quantity.

Marginnoun

Specifically: The part of a page at the edge left uncovered in writing or printing.

Minusnoun

A factor counted as a disadvantage; a loss or potential loss in a situation or plan; as, he added up all the pluses and minuses and decided not to do it; as, the lack of money is a big minus in an election campaign.

Marginnoun

The difference between the cost and the selling price of an article.

Minusnoun

an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated;

‘the subtraction of three from four leaves one’; ‘four minus three equals one’;

Marginnoun

Something allowed, or reserved, for that which can not be foreseen or known with certainty.

Minusadjective

on the negative side or lower end of a scale;

‘minus 5 degrees’; ‘a grade of B minus’;

Marginnoun

Collateral security deposited with a broker to secure him from loss on contracts entered into by him on behalf of his principial, as in the speculative buying and selling of stocks, wheat, etc. It is usually less than the full value of the security purchased, in which case it may be qualified by the portion of the full value required to be deposited; as, to buy stocks on 50% margin.

Minusadjective

involving disadvantage or harm;

‘minus (or negative) factors’;

Marginverb

To furnish with a margin.

Marginverb

To enter in the margin of a page.

Marginnoun

the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary

Marginnoun

a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

Marginnoun

the amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities

Marginnoun

(finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold

Marginnoun

the blank space that surrounds the text on a page

Marginnoun

a strip near the boundary of an object;

‘he jotted a note on the margin of the page’;

Marginnoun

the edge or border of something

‘the eastern margin of the Indian Ocean’;

Marginnoun

the blank border on each side of the print on a page

‘the notations in the margin’;

Marginnoun

a line ruled on paper to mark off a margin.

Marginnoun

an amount by which something is won

‘they won by a convincing 17-point margin’;

Marginnoun

an amount of something included so as to be sure of success or safety

‘there was no margin for error’;

Marginnoun

the furthest limit of possibility, success, etc.

‘the lighting is brighter than before but is still at the margins of acceptability’;

Marginnoun

a profit margin

‘launching these new products helped increase margins and market share’;

Marginnoun

a sum deposited with a broker to cover the risk of loss on a transaction or account.

Marginnoun

an increment to a basic wage, paid for extra skill or responsibility.

Marginverb

provide with an edge or border

‘the plant's leaves are margined with yellow’;

Marginverb

annotate or summarize (a text) in the margins

‘these he deals forth as the notable Matters, margined for better Notice’;

Marginverb

deposit an amount of money with a broker as security for (an account or transaction)

‘new contracts are margined with the winnings of previously held contracts’;

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