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margin

1. Commerce the profit on a transaction
2. Economics the minimum return below which an enterprise becomes unprofitable

margin

[′mär·jən]
(geography)
The boundary around a body of water.
(graphic arts)
The blank area at the vertical and horizontal edges of a printed page.
(science and technology)
An outside limit.

margin

1. The exposed flat surface of the stiles and rails which form the framing around a panel.
2. The projecting surface above the stair nosings in a close string.
3. The mitered border around a hearth.
4. The exposed surface of a slate or tile which is not covered by the one above.

margin

A blank row at the extreme top and bottom or a blank column at the extreme left and right sides of a sheet of paper or on-screen window. Margins are used for design purposes as well as to accommodate printers that cannot print to the very edge of the paper. See margin guide and gutter.
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13) not quite bilaterally symmetrical, lateral processes reduced, with a strong spine-like process at mid line, directed basad, ventral lobe cleft at apex medially, 2 ventral lobes rounded at apex, left side with 3 subapical spines, right side with 2 subapical spines, lateral margins with the dorsal aspect with dentate margins near the base; in dorsal view (Fig.
While pressure flaked points with serrate, denticulate and dentate margins certainly do appear to have existed in archaeological contexts in the Kimberley since before AD1885, the preference for particular point shapes by collectors in the post-contact period appears to have had a direct influence on the prevalence of large, invasively pressure flaked points with serrate and denticulate margins in post AD1885 archaeological sites associated with Aboriginal pastoral workers' encampments.
They are thick in texture, with dentate margins and 7-8 pairs of lateral veins.