safety margin


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Noun1.safety margin - the margin required in order to insure safetysafety margin - 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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In view of this, Provisional Offer Letters (POL) have been issued by keeping a safety margin to avoid any shortfall due to variation in the final plan, the official added.
It operated at 10% above the maximum to demonstrate a sufficient safety margin.
That brings the ZOE into most people's commuting range, with a big safety margin.
Basically because the system incorporated a safety margin, although the air supply bottles were merely one or two hours duration, the system could be adapted to operate in an emergency for several hours.
One way of characterizing an organization's safety margin is to express it in terms of the risk management process.
Officials at the European Central Bank (ECB) are said to be alert to the danger with ECB's chief economist Peter Praet cited as saying that the "current inflation level provides little safety margin against further adverse shocks.
Scientists knew that this safety margin exists, but its boundaries hadn't been measured.
Points will be hard to come by, and there is every chance Sunderland's safety margin could be whittled down over the holidays by the clubs below them.
The loan amount must cover estimated capital requirements with an additional safety margin, estimated as summing up to 100 billion euro in total, " it noted.
In these volatile times, narrowing the fund's safety margin would be irresponsible.
Incidentally, when faced with such a situation do what I do: I keep a big distance between myself and those trucks just to allow myself some safety margin.