Definition of Risk:

  1. A probability or threat of damage, injury, liability, loss, or any other negative occurrence that is caused by external or internal vulnerabilities, and that may be avoided through preemptive action.

  2. Securities trading: The probability of a loss or drop in value. Trading risk is divided into two general categories: (1) Systemic risk affects all securities in the same class and is linked to the overall capital-market system and therefore cannot be eliminated by diversification. Also called market risk. (2) Nonsystematic risk is any risk that isnt market-related or is not systemic. Also called nonmarket risk, extra-market risk, or unsystemic risk.

  3. A situation involving exposure to danger.

  4. Insurance: A situation where the probability of a variable (such as burning down of a building) is known but when a mode of occurrence or the actual value of the occurrence (whether the fire will occur at a particular property) is not. A risk is not an uncertainty (where neither the probability nor the mode of occurrence is known), a peril (cause of loss), or a hazard (something that makes the occurrence of a peril more likely or more severe).

  5. Food industry: The possibility that due to a certain hazard in food there will be an negative effect to a certain magnitude.

  6. Finance: The probability that an actual return on an investment will be lower than the expected return. Financial risk is divided into the following categories: Basic risk, Capital risk, Country risk, Default risk, Delivery risk, Economic risk, Exchange rate risk, Interest rate risk, Liquidity risk, Operations risk, Payment system risk, Political risk, Refinancing risk, Reinvestment risk, Settlement risk, Sovereign risk, and Underwriting risk.

  7. Expose (someone or something valued) to danger, harm, or loss.

  8. Workplace: Product of the consequence and probability of a hazardous event or phenomenon. For example, the risk of developing cancer is estimated as the incremental probability of developing cancer over a lifetime as a result of exposure to potential carcinogens (cancer-causing substances).

Synonyms of Risk

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How to use Risk in a sentence?

  1. Flouting the law was too much of a risk.
  2. Bob was not sure if he could drive home drunk - but he didnt want to leave his car at the bar overnight, so he got behind the wheel and took the risk of driving home.
  3. When trying to decide which business venture to pursue the one with the most risk may also have the most reward.
  4. Putting money into the stock market will always be a risk , as you can never be sure whether or not the stock market will increase in value or drop in value.
  5. He risked his life to save his dog.

Meaning of Risk & Risk Definition