### Risk

This term must not be confused with the term 'hazard'. It is most correctly applied to the predicted or actual frequency of occurrence of an adverse effect of a chemical or other hazard.

### Risk

The likelihood of suffering a harmful effect or effects resulting from exposure to a risk factor (usually some chemical or physical or biological agent). Risk is usually expressed as the probability of occurrence of an adverse effect, i.e. expected ration between the number of individuals that would experience an adverse effect in a given time and the total number of individuals exposed to the risk factor. The term absolute risk is sometimes expressed per unit dose (or exposure) or for a given dose (exposure)....

*[statistics]* Statistical risk is a quantification of a situation`s risk using statistical methods. These methods can be used to estimate a probability distribution for the outcome of a specific variable, or at least one or more key parameters of that distribution, and from that estimated distribution a risk function can be used to obtain a ...

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Risk is the potential of losing something of value. Values (such as physical health, social status, emotional well being or financial wealth) can be gained or lost when taking risk resulting from a given action, activity and/or inaction, foreseen or unforeseen. Risk can also be defined as the intentional interaction with uncertainty. Risk percepti...

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The USS Risk was an American Admirable Class minesweeper of 625 tons displacement launched in 1944. The USS Risk was powered by diesel engines providing a top speed of 14.5 knots and carried a complement of 104. She was armed with one 3 inch dual-purpose gun and four 40 mm anti-aircraft guns.

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Typically defined as the standard deviation of the return on total investment. Degree of uncertainty of return on an asset.

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A measure of the probability that damage to life, health, property, and/or the environment will occur as a result of a given hazard.

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Is the variability inherent in investment, speculative or trading activities. The greater the variability, the higher the risk. Risk can be attributed to many factors. As such, the specification of a risk can described with the use of an associated qualifying term. These terms include but are not limited to credit, counterparty, liquidity, market, ...

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The chance or possibility of loss. For example, physicians may be held at risk if hospitalization rates exceed agreed upon thresholds. Potential financial liability, particularly with respect to who or what is legally responsible for that liability. With insurance, the patient and insurance company share risk but the company's risk is limited by th...

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In general terms risk can be defined as the potential for unwanted, adverse consequences to human life, property, health, environment or society. The calculation (or estimation) of risk is usually based on the Probability of the event occurring multiplied by the consequence of the event given that it has occurred. In order to do this a Risk Assessm...

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In its simplest sense, risk is the variability of returns. Investments with greater inherent risk must provide higher expected yields if investors are to be attracted to them. Risk can take any forms, but a major one is valuation risk â€` paying too much for an asset. See also Currency Risk, Exchange Rate Risk, Market Risk, Political Risk, Volat...

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The variability of returns from those that are expected.

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In terms of insurance, risk is the likelihood of a claim being made on a policy. In terms of investment, risk is a subjective view that comprises a balance of potential loss with potential gain.

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*n]* - a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury 2. [v] - expose to a chance of loss or damage

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The proportion succumbing to disease in a group, for example.

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is a calculated probability or chance of some future result or outcome. The calculation is usually based on the observed pattern of many past patients.

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A risk is the chance, high or low, that people or the environment will be harmed by a hazard.

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In insurance, this is the probability of an insured loss occurring.

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There may be potential external events that will have a negative impact on your project if they occur. Risk refers to the combination of the probability the event will occur and the impact on the project if the event occurs. If the combination of the probability of the occurrence and the impact to the project is too high, you should identify the po...

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is â€œthe likelihood of the hazard`s potential being realisedâ€? according to the HSE

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The possible downside on an investment can take many forms including, for example, currency risk,... <a target=_blank href='http://www.finance-glossary.com/terms/risk.htm?id=12927&ginPtrCode=00000&PopupMode=false' title='Read full definition of risk'>more</a>

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The probability that the actual return on an investment may differ from the expected return....

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The measurable probability of loss or less-than-expected returns from an investment, asset or business activity

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The probability of the occurrence and potential negative impact of a decision or action on downstream activities.

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a summation of the likelihood and consequences of an undesirable incidence

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