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fragility

[frə′jil·əd·ē]
(science and technology)
The state or quality of being fragile, that is, brittle or easily broken.
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DesRoches, "Methodology for the development of analytical fragility curves for retrofitted bridges," Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, vol.
This special issue covers a variety of articles focused on the appealing topics of fragility fractures.
The root causes of conflict-induced state fragility can be considered primary common factors.
Abdullah Gul commended IDB in its effort to use Islamic Finance to address the challenges outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which includes fragility. He suggested that IDB can help member countries to achieve digital development by sharing experiences and providing financing.
There is a sense today that many Americans are stuck in a quandary of economic fragility - something credit unions said they see in their communities, employees and members.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said it will adopt a new approach to addressing issues undermining development and fragility in some countries on the continent.
Every country in the world has at some point experienced Fragility, be it social, political, or economic.
The financial crisis of 2007-09 highlighted the fragility of many financial intermediaries and markets.
But that is in a way too reckless a judgment for, besides nearness, the other point which constitutes the truth of ceramics is according to Debla.nder its fragility: "We're attracted to its very fragility.
The world cannot achieve the eradication of extreme poverty if corners of it continue to be wracked by violent conflict and fragility. Problems affecting fragile states include weak governance and lack of resilience to potential internal and external shocks, such as climate change.
Irvine, CA, October 30, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI) announced today that it has implemented the American Orthopaedic Association's Own the Bone[R] Program, a system aimed at better identifying, evaluating and treating patients that suffer from an osteoporosis or low bone density-related fragility fracture (broken bones that result from a fall from standing height or less).
Just how well does a measurement of BMD predict fragility fractures?