Associations to the word «Vulnerability»


VULNERABILITY, noun. (uncountable) Susceptibility to attack or injury; the state or condition of being weak or poorly defended.
VULNERABILITY, noun. (countable) a specific weakness in the protections or defences surrounding someone or something.
VULNERABILITY, noun. (computing) a weakness which allows an attacker to reduce a system's security
VULNERABILITY INDEX, noun. A formula for the evaluation and quantification of mortality and morbidity risk as developed for and applied to homeless persons in various social initiatives in the USA

Dictionary definition

VULNERABILITY, noun. The state of being vulnerable or exposed; "his vulnerability to litigation"; "his exposure to ridicule".
VULNERABILITY, noun. Susceptibility to injury or attack.

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley