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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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Using a point scale to calculate the risk assessment for popular British dishes, Zurich compiled a list of the top five riskiest British dishes to prepare, basing their calculations on each action required to prepare the dishes and estimating the consequence and frequency of events and plotting them against the event consequence.
5, is mean to helps organisations truly manage and understand the changes made to their riskiest spreadsheets.
The four risk weights are 0 percent, 20 percent, 50 percent, and 100 percent, with the highest weight being applied to the riskiest assets.
French prime minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, has said that French banks will be required to split off their riskiest businesses when new banking reforms are implemented in the nation.