Define: Margin

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Definition: Margin


Quick Summary of Margin


Profit, seen as the ‘margin’ between revenue and expense.



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Full Definition of Margin


The percentage of the selling price that will be profit, generally calculated as percentages. It helps measure how much the company keeps in earnings. For example, a 30% profit margin means the company has a net income of £0.30 for each pound of total revenue earned.



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Definition Sources


Definitions for Margin are sourced/syndicated from:

  • Oxford Dictionary Of Economics
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.