an account opened by a customer with a brokerage house in which listed securities can be purchased on margin.
[mahr-juh-nl] /ˈmɑr dʒə nl/ adjective 1. pertaining to a margin. 2. situated on the border or edge. 3. at the outer or lower limits; minimal for requirements; almost insufficient: marginal subsistence; marginal ability. 4. written or printed in the margin of a page: a marginal note. 5. Sociology. marked by contact with disparate cultures, and […]
noun, Economics. 1. the cost of one additional unit of any item produced or bought in quantity. The change in total cost of production when an output is varied by one unit.
- Marginal costing
noun 1. a method of cost accounting and decision making used for internal reporting in which only marginal costs are charged to cost units and fixed costs are treated as a lump sum Compare absorption costing
- Marginal hacks
humour Margaret Jacks Hall, a building into which the Stanford AI Lab was moved near the beginning of the 1980s (from the D.C. Power Lab). [Jargon File] (1998-05-21)