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risk

at risk
a. Social welfare vulnerable to personal damage, to the extent that a welfare agency might take protective responsibility

Risk

A measure of the probability of an adverse effect on a population under a well-defined exposure scenario.

risk

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(engineering)
The potential realization of undesirable consequences from hazards arising from a possible event.

risk

The expectation of loss. It is a function of the probability and the consequences of harm. See risk assessment.
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We include AGE, the age of the head of household in the analysis of RATIO and the age of the survey respondent in the analysis of RISKTAKER, to allow for systematic differences in financial risk taking by chronological age.
JFK Jr, a renowned risktaker as a pilot, was flying the tiny private plane when it plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.
I can promise everyone that the show is going to bea lot of fun and, as everyone knows, I am a real risktaker.
The classic shape and fabric reveal she is not a risktaker.
Food Minister Tom Hayes said: "We have to have risktakers who will venture out and set up businesses that directly contribute to economic recovery.
According to the Gordon Burn Trust, the prize was set up "to celebrate, amongst many things, risktakers and people, like Gordon, who are prepared to stare horror in the face".
WHILE United try to be clever in their transfer dealings they are in fact risktakers.
Miles Plumb, Birminghambased Director, Wealth Manager with Coutts, says risktakers across the region are optimistic of a upturn from the worst ravages of the 2008-09 rececssion.
In addition to being creative, ambitious, tenacious, confident, independent, resilient, committed and hard-working, owners of new businesses must be risktakers, because the odds of their enterprises surviving are against them.