Associations to the word «Risk»


RISK, noun. A possible, usually negative, outcome, e.g., a danger.
RISK, noun. The likelihood of a negative outcome.
RISK, noun. (Formal use in business, engineering, etc.) The potential (conventionally negative) effect of an event, determined by combining the likelihood of the event occurring with the effect should it occur.
RISK, verb. (transitive) To incur risk (to something).
RISK, verb. (transitive) To incur risk (of something).
RISK, verb. (transitive) To incur risk (by something).
RISK APPETITE, noun. The amount of risk that an investor or other entity is willing to accept in pursuit of a return.
RISK ASSESSMENT, noun. The overall process of identifying all the risks to and from an activity and assessing the potential impact of each risk.
RISK ASSESSMENT, noun. The determination of the potential impact of an individual risk by measuring or otherwise assessing both the likelihood that it will occur and the impact if it should occur, and then combining the result according to an agreed rule to give a single measure of potential impact.
RISK CAPITAL, noun. (business) Money explicitly available for investment into a high-risk business or security.
RISK EQUALISATION, noun. (health insurance) a process that attempts to overcome differences in insurers’ costs due to differing levels of health among members of competing insurance companies.
RISK MANAGEMENT, noun. The process of determining the maximum acceptable level of overall risk to and from a proposed activity, then using risk assessment techniques to determine the initial level of risk and, if this is excessive, developing a strategy to ameliorate appropriate individual risks until the overall level of risk is reduced to an acceptable level.
RISK TOLERANCE, noun. Risk tolerance is a more specific measure of the degree of uncertainty that an investor is willing to accept in respect of negative changes to its business or assets, as opposed to risk appetite being a broad-based level. (Generic)
RISK TOLERANCE, noun. The acceptable level of variation relative to the achievement of objectives. In setting specific risk tolerances, management considers the relative importance of related objectives and aligns risk tolerances with its risk appetite. (COSO)
RISK UNIVERSE, noun. All risks that could affect an entity.
RISK UNIVERSES, noun. Plural of risk universe
RISK VISUALIZATION, noun. The systematic use of graphics (such as interactive charts, visual metaphors and mapping techniques) to augment the quality of risk communication along the entire risk management cycle.

Dictionary definition

RISK, noun. A source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard".
RISK, noun. A venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury; "he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"; "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing".
RISK, noun. The probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred.
RISK, noun. The probability of being exposed to an infectious agent.
RISK, verb. Expose to a chance of loss or damage; "We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"; "Why risk your life?"; "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong".
RISK, verb. Take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling".

Wise words

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