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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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Kregel returns to the "financial fragility hypothesis" in a paper which sketches the relationship between financial fragility and Minsky's "Two Price" theory.
2 STABILITY AND FRAGILITY The notions of stability and fragility used here have been explicated and explored in this journal recently by Tavakol |1991~.
The apparent fragility of command and contorl, at best, calls into question whether the doctrine of flexible response in nuclear crises is practical and at worst implies that the nuclear balance is much more unstable than we realize.
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An approach focusing on inclusive politics, effective governance, and fiscal health seems to offer a viable route to overcome fragility in Sub Saharan Africa, an IMF staff report said.
Fragility is different from one place to the next and since there is no single condition that describes fragility everywhere, there is no single remedy for it, either.
She states that readers hoping to find a "comprehensive understanding of financial fragility from reading these texts" will find, instead, "a mess of contradictory definitions, approaches and conclusions," and she makes no apology; her explanation is that the variety of circumstances, cycles, and contexts under consideration naturally causes a confusing array of conclusions that readers must figure out how to navigate and integrate.
Diagnosis of osteoporosis in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease cannot be accomplished simply on the basis of T score or bone fragility, Dr.
TAMPA -- Diagnosis of osteoporosis in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease cannot be accomplished simply on the basis of T score or bone fragility, Dr.