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.
There is a limit to the best man's experience; a margin of error in the best man's judgment.
Anal fin resembling the second dorsal, greyish, with the margin dull-purple.
We went down to the margin, under the bank, and pursued our way along the stream.
All this by putting in slips between the pages or by writing in the margin.
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.