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  • 1Risk compensation — In ethology, risk compensation is an effect whereby individual people may tend to adjust their behavior in response to perceived changes in risk. It is seen as self evident that individuals will tend to behave in a more cautious manner if their… …

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  • 2risk — n 1 a: possibility of loss or injury b: liability for loss or injury if it occurs the risk of loss passes to the buyer when the goods are duly delivered to the carrier Uniform Commercial Code the risk of personal injury and property damage should …

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  • 3Injury prevention — are efforts to prevent or reduce the severity of bodily injuries caused by external mechanisms, such as accidents, before they occur. Injury prevention is a component of safety and public health, and its goal is to improve the health of the… …

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  • 4Risk — takers redirects here. For the Canadian television program, see Risk Takers. For other uses, see Risk (disambiguation). Risk is the potential that a chosen action or activity (including the choice of inaction) will lead to a loss (an undesirable… …

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  • 5risk — [risk] n. [Fr risque < It risco, risico < risicare, to risk < VL * risicare] 1. the chance of injury, damage, or loss; dangerous chance; hazard 2. Insurance a) the chance of loss b) the degree of probability of loss c) the amount of… …

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  • 6Injury, knee meniscus — Injury to one of the two crescent shaped cartilage pads between the two joints formed by the femur (the thigh bone) and the tibia (the shin bone). Each meniscus acts as a smooth surface for the joint to move on. The two menisci are easily injured …

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  • 7risk your neck — risk your life/​neck phrase to do something very dangerous, especially something that could injure or kill you The officer risked his life to save the drowning man. Thesaurus: to take riskssynonym Main entry: risk * * * risk your neck : to do… …

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  • 8Risk — Risk, n. [F. risque; cf. It. risco, risico, rischio, Pg. risco, Sp. riesgo, and also Sp. risco a steep rock; all probably fr. L. resceare to cut off; pref. re re + secare to cut; the word having been probably first used among sailors. See… …

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  • 9risk–utility test — risk–util·i·ty test n: a test used in product liability cases to determine whether a manufacturer is liable for injury to a consumer because the risk of danger created by the product s design outweighs the benefits of the design Merriam Webster’s …

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  • 10injury — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ appalling (esp. BrE), bad, catastrophic, devastating, horrendous, major, nasty, serious, severe, terrible …

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  • 11risk — risker, n. riskless, adj. /risk/, n. 1. exposure to the chance of injury or loss; a hazard or dangerous chance: It s not worth the risk. 2. Insurance. a. the hazard or chance of loss. b. the degree of probability of such loss. c. the amount that… …

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  • 12risk — /rɪsk / (say risk) noun 1. exposure to the chance of injury or loss; a hazard or dangerous chance: to run risks. 2. Insurance a. the hazard or chance of loss. b. the degree of probability of such loss. c. the amount which the insurance company… …

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  • 13Risk Matrix — A Risk Matrix is a tool used in the Risk Assessment process, it allows the severity of the risk of an event occurring to be determined.A risk is the total of each of the hazards that contribute to it. The risk of any particular hazard, H, can be… …

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  • 14risk — 1. noun a) A possible, usually negative, outcome, e.g., a danger. There was also a degree of complacency that the weather in the country was not good enough to present a health risk. b) The …

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  • 15injury — Any wrong or damage done to another, either in his person, rights, reputation, or property. The invasion of any legally protected interest of another. Restatement, Second, Torts, No. 7. Absolute injuries. Injuries to those rights which a person… …

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  • 16injury — Any wrong or damage done to another, either in his person, rights, reputation, or property. The invasion of any legally protected interest of another. Restatement, Second, Torts, No. 7. Absolute injuries. Injuries to those rights which a person… …

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  • 17risk — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, considerable, enormous, grave, great, high, huge, major, serious, significant …

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  • 18risk — risk1 W1S2 [rısk] n [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: risque, from Italian risco] 1.) [U and C] the possibility that something bad, unpleasant, or dangerous may happen = ↑danger →↑gamble, chance ↑chance risk of ▪ the risk …

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  • 19risk — 1 /rIsk/ noun 1 POSSIBILITY OF BAD RESULT (C, U) the possibility that something bad, unpleasant, or dangerous may happen: If you re considering starting a business, think carefully about the risks involved. (+ of): the risk of serious injury |… …

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  • 20risk — [[t]rɪsk[/t]] n. 1) exposure to the chance of injury or loss 2) bus Insurance. a) the hazard or chance of loss b) the degree of probability of such loss c) the amount that the insurance company may lose d) a person or thing with reference to the… …

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