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margin

mar·gin

margin

 
 
pronunciation:
mar jihn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an edge or the area near it; border.
Wildflowers were planted at the margin of the woods.It is not safe to drive along the margin of a highway.
synonyms:
border, frame, rim, verge
similar words:
bound, boundary, circuit, edge, fringe, hem, lip
definition 2: the blank space between written or printed matter and the edge of a page.
The teacher asked us to leave a wide margin on our papers.
similar words:
border, edge, frame
definition 3: an extra amount allowed in case more than expected is necessary.
Leave a margin of time when driving in stormy weather.
similar words:
excess, latitude, play, safety