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hazard

1. Golf an obstacle such as a bunker, a road, rough, water, etc.
2. a gambling game played with two dice
3. Real Tennis
a. the receiver's side of the court
b. one of the winning openings
4. Billiards a scoring stroke made either when a ball other than the striker's is pocketed (winning hazard) or the striker's cue ball itself (losing hazard)

Hazard

A material or condition that may cause damage, injury, or other harm, frequently established through standardized assays performed on biological systems or organisms. The confluence of hazard and exposure create a risk.

hazard

[′haz·ərd]
(industrial engineering)
Any risk to which a worker is subject as a direct result (in whole or in part) of his being employed.
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Under this category of the test, the court will determine whether foreseeability of being haled into the forum existed based on product hazardousness, severity of injury, and revenue generated/number of products sold in the forum.
Why would someone think that this is what matters, rather than the hazardousness itself?
Human activities are partially responsible for the hazardousness of flood-prone areas.
2) Generally, the cognitive image of hazards does only to some extent reflect the objective hazardousness of the elements to which it refers in the external world.
The spiritual value of pilgrimage, for men or women, might be debatable, though it was widely believed in; its physical hazardousness was beyond dispute.
We regress work refusals and anonymous health and safety complaints on five groups of independent variables, categorized as follows: industrial relations factors (whether collective bargaining is taking place, occurrence of a strike, occurrence of an interest arbitration, restrictions on the right to strike, and the use of grievance arbitrations); workplace and bargaining unit characteristics (the presence of an occupational health and safety committee, the hazardousness of the workplace, the total number of workers, and the presence of part-time workers in the bargaining unit); occupation; the union representing the bargaining unit; and industry.
As the Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire so amply demonstrates, the study of the empire remains, as it has always been, a conservative and cautious if not retrograde affair; it suggests also the hazardousness of the quest for `objectivity', and renders dubious the moral integrity of any such enterprise.
Its proponents cite numerous examples of effective procedural controls, which include: the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirement that certain agency actions be preceded by an environmental impact review; legislative provisions that assign the burden of proof under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)--which places the burden of proving the hazardousness of new chemicals on environmental groups--and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)--which places the burden of proving the safety of new hazardous chemicals on manufacturers; and the APA itself.
Because tropes differ from schemes in causing semantic disruption, tropic conformatio (personification) manifests itself in a derangement and blending of categories pivotal to metaphor: hence Quintilian's stress on the boldness and hazardousness of the enterprise.
The inherent hazardousness and environmental damage of these products did not dissuade the company from producing and using them.
The act's inherent hazardousness is best illustrated by an incident that occurred in 1983 during a performance in Kazakhstan while they were performing with a Russian circus.

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