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profit margin

noun

Simple Definition of profit margin

  • : the difference between the cost of buying or making something and the price at which it is sold

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of profit margin

  1. :  the difference between the cost of buying or making something and the price at which it is sold <The company has one of the highest/lowest profit margins in the industry.>

Word by Word Definitions

profitplay
  1. :  a valuable return :  gain

    :  the excess of returns over expenditure in a transaction or series of transactions

    :  the excess of the selling price of goods over their cost

  1. :  to be of service or advantage :  avail

    :  to derive benefit :  gain

    :  to make a profit

marginplay
  1. :  the part of a page or sheet outside the main body of printed or written matter

    :  the outside limit and adjoining surface of something :  edge

    :  a spare amount or measure or degree allowed or given for contingencies or special situations

  1. :  to provide with an edging or border

    :  to form a margin to :  border

    :  to add margin to


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