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1    an edge or rim, and the area immediately adjacent to it; border  
2    the blank space surrounding the text on a page  
3    a vertical line on a page, esp. one on the left-hand side, delineating this space  
4    an additional amount or one beyond the minimum necessary  
a margin of error     
5      (Chiefly Austral)   a payment made in addition to a basic wage, esp. for special skill or responsibility  
6    a bound or limit  
7    the amount by which one thing differs from another  
a large margin separated the parties     
8      (Commerce)   the profit on a transaction  
9      (Economics)   the minimum return below which an enterprise becomes unprofitable  
10      (Finance)  
a    collateral deposited by a client with a broker as security  
b    the excess of the value of a loan's collateral over the value of the loan,   (Also (archaic))    margent  
      vb   tr  
11    to provide with a margin; border  
12      (Finance)   to deposit a margin upon  
     (C14: from Latin margo border; related to march2, mark1)  
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someone who re-posts a genuine online listing for a book at an inflated price on another website. If someone buys from the bookjacker, he buys the book from the original seller and provides him with the address of the customer. The bookjacker never sees or handles the book, but collects his margin.
[Bus.] Syn. dropshipper.
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