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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
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Risk

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

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

(1) See RISC.

(2) The expectation of loss. Risk is a function of the probability and consequences of harm. See risk assessment.
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If the winners have gained, the less successful teams are left counting the cost of failure in their ranking positions.
Kerry added the Israeli Prime Minister is "committed to peace" and that the Palestinian president "understands the cost of failure" According to Kerry, Israel's unilateral withdrawals from Lebanon and from Gaza prove the need to negotiate peace.
"So we will reduce the cost of failure in the social security system, including the cost of long-term worklessness and the cost of housing benefit."
BLACKBURN ROVERS owners Venky's are facing a huge bill as they count the cost of failure and missing out on promotion.
The firm's Asian equities manager, Kathy Xu said that the biggest downside risk of shadow banking is that domestic banks would have to eventually shoulder the cost of failure of shadow firms.
Ask yourself firstly, if the way forward is obvious, extensive experience and common sense is being used, and the cost of failure is small - then research needn't be used.
These lawsuits generally have targeted larger failed institutions and those with a higher estimated cost of failure, although the lawsuits filed in the second half of 2012 have been against smaller institutions.
Bret Bolin, CEO of Misys, adds, "The risks associated with replacing a core banking system are considerable and the cost of failure is high.
Any organisation - private or public sector - claiming not to be able to afford the time or money needed for staff awareness education should simply consider the cost of failure - not only in terms of fines but also in terms of reputational damage.
And then there are those multi-million pound clashes at the other end of the table where the cost of failure for the likes of Aston Villa or QPR is unimaginable.
"If the cost of failure is almost zero, then that really motivates you to experiment more often," he added.