margin of safety


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Synonyms for margin of safety

the margin required in order to insure safety

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Once you find a great business selling at a good price with a satisfactory margin of safety, don't panic if the stock price drops after you buy.
Breakeven and margin of safety are both part of a cost-volume-profit analysis, which means that we have to make some basic assumptions in order to perform and interpret our calculations.
On the left side, the margin of safety for the position is the length of the left main bronchus (LMB) over which a left sided tracheobronchial (double-lumen) tube can be moved in the bronchus without obstructing the airway.
Whether you're jumping from perfectly good airplanes or racing cars, you need extreme equipment to give you an added margin of safety to control your risk.
Since a margin of safety is built into many automotive applications, this body of information is allowing insert molders to get moderate density reductions while minimizing adverse effects on part performance.
With IMRT we were able to give ourselves a big margin of safety, and keep the cord dose below known tolerances.
In fact, our surgical assistants have made its use routine, Not only do we enjoy an increased margin of safety between the Mayo tray and the patient, there is also more room to pass the electrocautery connection, the suction tubing, and laser control lines.
By so doing, value investors create a margin of safety that growth investors typically do not have.
The estimated closing balance leaves a good margin of safety, at 4% of cash receipts.
On-site transformer monitoring helps electric utilities manage their expensive transformer assets more reliably, operate them with a greater margin of safety, enabling them to minimize or delay the costs of repairing or replacing these valuable assets.
For example, more sophisticated path determination algorithms fed by information from vision systems will extend the distance at which potential collisions can be identified, thus effectively offering a margin of safety at higher speeds.
The second issue pivoted on the Clean Air Act's charges to "protect the public health" and offer "an adequate margin of safety.