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fragility

[frə′jil·əd·ē]
(science and technology)
The state or quality of being fragile, that is, brittle or easily broken.
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Participants at the seminar recognized that it was important to address fragility in all operations, given the catalytic role of transport and ICT in facilitating mobility, accessibility and inclusion across countries, regions and the continent.
Things seem to be OK, but underneath there is a real economic fragility, and credit unions can play a role in trying to eliminate some of that fragility," Gigi Hyland, executive director for the National Credit Union Foundation, said.
People who sustain a fragility fracture are at a higher risk for future fractures and face increasing treatment costs.
Still, given the multiple sources of fragility and the reinforcing interactions among them, fragile countries find it very difficult to build resilience, the study added.
Every country in the world has at some point experienced Fragility, be it social, political, or economic.
The financial crisis of 2007-09 highlighted the fragility of many financial intermediaries and markets.
nder its fragility: "We're attracted to its very fragility.
com)-- Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI) announced today that it has implemented the American Orthopaedic Association's Own the Bone[R] Program, a system aimed at better identifying, evaluating and treating patients that suffer from an osteoporosis or low bone density-related fragility fracture (broken bones that result from a fall from standing height or less).
Just before that we were in Copenhagen for the ReCom results meeting on 'Challenges in Fragility and Governance'.
A score that predicts death and hospital admission in people with HIV infection also predicted which male Veterans would have a fragility fracture (a bone broken because of low bone density) during an average 6 years of care.
Just how well does a measurement of BMD predict fragility fractures?
Ban Ki-moon, stressed that the transformation of violent conflict and fragility into peace, justice and shared prosperity must be central to the deliberations on post-2015 development.