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noun [countable] margin pronunciation in British English /ˈmɑː(r)dʒɪn/ 
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pluralmargins

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  1. 2
    the amount by which a competition or election is won
    a wide/narrow/large/small margin:

    Danes voted by a narrow margin (=a small amount) to keep their own currency.

  2. 3
    an additional amount of time, space, money etc that you include in order to be certain that you will be safe or successful

    Wide safety margins had been set.

    There's no margin for error – we have to win.

  3. 5
    the edge of a place or thing

    The Andes run along the western margin of South America.

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