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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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This position runs the risk that important decisions and committee business cannot be fulfilled or is delayed.
Coffee production has improved as a result of better technical management, and the current crop may well set a record, but if more collectors are not found, the crop runs the risk of going over its optimum ripeness, and being ruined.
Not only do companies risk incurring interest and penalties for compliance errors, but if their processes lack the required transparency in respect of every facet of the compliance function, management runs the risk of running afoul the rigorous requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Reuters reports that according to the ministers, such a label could make European exports more competitive but also runs the risk of putting off consumers in home markets due to the extra costs to industry which would be passed down the retail chain.
"As a doctor, she runs the risk of being sued, so most of her portfolio is comprised of variable annuities, which protect her in case of litigation," says Abercrombie.
Once a company shares information with the government, it runs the risk that a court will compel its disclosure to a private litigant.