1. Bord. Marge d'une feuille.
2. Délai. Marge de réflexion.
3. Bénéfice. Marge commerciale.
5. Tolérance. Marge d'erreur admise.
ETYM OF, fringe, French frange, prob. from Latin fimbria fiber, thread, fringe, cf. fibra fiber, Eng. fiber, fimbriate.
1. An ornamental appendage to the border of a piece of fabric, usually consisting of loose or braided ends of thread or yarn.
2. Something resembling in any respect a fringe; a line of objects along a border or edge; a border; an edging; a margin; a confine.
3. One of a number of light or dark bands, produced by the interference of light; a diffraction band.
4. The peristome or fringelike appendage of the capsules of most mosses.
5. (British) Hair cut straight across the forehead; bangs.
ETYM Old Eng. margine, margent, Latin margo, ginis. Related to March a border, Marge.
1. The amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities; SYN. security deposit.
2. The blank space that surrounds the text on a page.
3. The boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary; SYN. border, perimeter.
Commercial, deposit of cash held by broker as security or installment of purchase price; amount remaining to, or to be paid by, client at termination of account; profit; minimum return required for profitability.
Economics, minimum usefulness that will cause production of commodity, etc., to continue.
In finance, the difference between cost and selling price; also cash or collateral on deposit with a broker or lender to meet legal requirements against loss, as when stocks and other securities have been financed by funds supplied by the lender.
Margin accounts were set at 10% of the selling price before the stock market crash of 1929. Since the establishment of the Securities and Exchange Commission 1934, margin was set at 50%.