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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

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

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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Thus, Browne and his like-minded colleagues would argue, greater competitiveness and risk-taking by the male sex is an evolutionary adaptation, part of our "hard-wired" sexual differences.
On the other hand, buyers fear of paying too high a price at a market peak and will often not pay too high a price when they are risk-taking. So, the best time to be optimistic for a seller is during an improving market.
Next, participants were asked to indicate their likelihood of engaging in a series of recreational risky behaviors, as listed in the Domain-Specific Risk-Taking Scale (Blais & Weber, 2006; Weber, Blais, & Betz, 2002).
Studies have shown that girls with higher levels of negative parent-child relationships enter puberty earlier [19], engage in more sexual risk-taking [20], adopt short-term rather than long-term mating strategies [21], and give birth to children earlier in life [20] than girls from other types of family environments.
Toward a person X situation model of sexual risk-taking behaviors: illuminating the conditional effects of traits across sexual situations and relationship Journal of Personality & Social Psychology.
One explanation for the discrepancy may be the fact that many of the studies linking narcissism and risk-taking were based on self-reports--essentially, narcissists saying that they took risks in certain situations.
Risk-taking was viewed as having a positive impact on business performance by 66 percent globally.
In a recent podcast for Harvard Business School, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey defined entrepreneurship in terms of risk-taking. "The definition of entrepreneurship is actually taking on significant risk, usually financial, in order to build something," he says.
Trilogy Chick Corea Trio THERE is an argument that, rather than leading to people becoming more anxious and concerned with safety, increasing age can lead to more risk-taking, a feeling of "what the hell, what have I got to lose?" The pianist Chick Corea has, to be fair, never played it safe, and he doesn't mean to start now, in his 70s.
Among them, 18 risk-taking teens were age- and sex-matched to a group of 18 non-risk-taking teens.
The article examines the risk-taking behavior of property-liability insurers in the presence of risk-based capital regulation.
AS Road Safety week gets under way today, shock figures from a new survey lift the lid on widespread illegal risk-taking on the road.