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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

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(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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A categorical measure of sibling risk behavior was created from dichotomous questions of whether respondents' siblings had ever had premarital sex, smoked cigarettes, or used alcohol or drugs.
The researchers also studied the sibling risk of adenotonsillar hypertrophy, an important risk factor for pediatric OSA.
The Strictly Come Dancing star described how his fellow pro-dancer sibling risked his own career by pushing him out of the way as eight yobs set upon them in the middle of the dancefloor at Nantwich club Nakatcha.