vulnerability

  

Definition

Degree to which people, property, resources, systems, and cultural, economic, environmental, and social activity is susceptible to harm, degradation, or destruction on being exposed to a hostile agent or factor.

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  • I had to test the vulnerability of the boss, in order to figure out if I could beat him, or not when the time came.

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  • The vulnerability to our stock position in our portfolio left us exposed to an extremely large amount of risk I was not comfortable with.

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  • When you take on some risky new ventures you must try to limit the vulnerability of your business and its money.

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