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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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Writing that current nuclear policy "focuses too narrowly on threats rooted in Cold War thinking," the authors of the May 16 report conclude: "By maintaining launch-ready nuclear postures just as they did during the Cold War, the United States and Russia run risks of nuclear mistakes that could have catastrophic consequences.
An aide to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week welcomed Syria's decision to give its people direct access to Facebook and YouTube, but voiced fears that users would run risks without freedom of expression.
However, companies run risks in trying to enforce the bans evenly and in monitoring employee communications, the attorneys said.
We will force our economies to run risks far greater than they can bear, we will encourage speculation and we will sacrifice our future, unless we change the regulation of our banking system and the rules for accounting and prudential oversight," he said.
Companies that outsource run risks like how to assess a project that is remotely controlled or managing the work under cultural and time zone differences.
While some competitors are prepared to run risks with supply in order to increase profits, our power supply arrangement with Shell Energy North America allows Affordable Power the guarantee that its customers will receive power on the basis, and at the price, they have been promised.