margin

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The word "margen" may be used as a feminine or masculine noun without its meaning changing in the senses shown in 1) and 2).
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (edge)
a. el margen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la margen
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
These birds are a common sight around the margins of lakes and rivers.Estos pájaros se ven con frecuencia en las márgenes de ríos y lagos.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(periphery)
a. el margen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la margen
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
These farmers subsist on the margins of the country's economy.Estos agricultores subsisten al margen de la economía nacional.
3. (blank space)
a. el margen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The composer had scribbled several comments in the margins of the manuscript.El compositor había anotado varios comentarios en los márgenes del manuscrito.
4. (amount)
a. el margen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The motion was passed by a narrow margin.La moción se aprobó por un escaso margen.
5. (finance)
a. el margen de beneficios
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
This new tax wil reduce the company's margins even further.Con este nuevo impuesto se reducirán aún más los márgenes de beneficios de la empresa.
b. el margen de ganancias
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Our aim is to increase margins by 20% next year.Nos proponemos aumentar los márgenes de ganancias en un 20% el año próximo.
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margin
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. ((gen) &)
a. el margen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(commerce)
on the margin(s) of societyen la marginación
to win by a narrow/an enormous marginganar por un estrecho/un amplio margen
margin of errormargen de error
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margin [ˈmɑːdʒɪn]
noun
1 (on page) margen (m)
to write sth in the margin escribir algo al margen
2 margen (m)
margin of error margen (m) de error; margin of safety margen (m) de seguridad; to win by a wide/narrow margin vencer por un amplio/estrecho margen
Boardman won the road race by a wide margin They were elected by a narrow margin
they live on the margin(s) of society viven al margen or marginados de la sociedad
3 (Comm) (also profit margin) (also margin of profit) margen (m) de beneficios
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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