margin of safety

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Noun1.margin of safety - the margin required in order to insure safetymargin of safety - the margin required in order to insure safety; "in engineering the margin of safety is the strength of the material minus the anticipated stress"
margin - an amount beyond the minimum necessary; "the margin of victory"
index - a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number
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As it was, her margin of safety was next to negligible, for as she swung nimbly to the lower branches the creature in pursuit of her crashed among the foliage almost upon her as it sprang upward to seize her.
A higher multiplier means higher margin of safety, which makes the market cheaper.
Tsai Capital Corporation is a global equity manager that focuses on long-term investments in a limited number of high-quality, growth companies that offer significant upside potential and a margin of safety at the time of purchase.
"The country's Central Bank asserts there is a substantial margin of safety of the tenge (-) and of the entire country's economy.
"My approach is to pay less than fair value for the business to have a higher margin of safety. This ensures that I get growth as an additional bonus," says Agarwal of Motilal Oswal.
These findings indicate that fenbendazole has a relatively wide margin of safety in young pheasants and that the proposed dose of 100 ppm in the feed for 7 consecutive days is well within the margin of safety.
"This margin of safety should allow for the safe operation of the pipeline until the Remedial Work Plan can be approved and implemented," PHMSA said in a letter to Exxon dated and made public March 31.
We've driven this truck over many rugged miles, and it doesn't simply do what it says it can do, but it does it with style, comfort, and margin of safety that is almost unparalleled.'
Stocks that have fallen significantly naturally attract their attention, but they also need to keep in mind the need for a margin of safety.
Hylton are one of those teams - they have been in good form of late and have built themselves a decent margin of safety. However, they have big games approaching, according to skipper Alan Mustard.
He explains that ammonium nitrate came into prominence during the past 40 years for civil applications because it provided a greater margin of safety to the manufacturer and the end user than the previously popular nitroglycerin.