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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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Early in May, the Italian press agency "Adista" published a dossier entitled "The Legend of the Kidnapper Saint," which refers to old debates on the case of Edgardo Mortara, the 2-year old Jewish boy who ran the risk of dying and was secretly baptized by an acquaintance.
Victims say the government and drug companies failed to remove unheated blood products from the market despite knowing they ran the risk of transmitting HIV.
Without the security of this data, Experio ran the risk of losing revenues, as the company had no way to bill customers for the work of their consultants.