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Risk

The uncertainty associated with any investment. That is, risk is the possibility that the actual return on an investment will be different from its expected return. A vitally important concept in finance is the idea that an investment that carries a higher risk has the potential of a higher return. For example, a zero-risk investment, such as a U.S. Treasury security, has a low rate of return, while a stock in a start-up has the potential to make an investor very wealthy, but also the potential to lose one's entire investment. Certain types of risk are easier to quantify than others. To the extent that risk is quantifiable, it is generally calculated as the standard deviation on an investment's average return.

exposure

see EXCHANGE RATE EXPOSURE.

exposure

(1) In finance,the amount that one may lose in an investment;the potential loss,which could be the capital invested plus any personal liability on loans in excess of the value of the property securing the loans. (2) In the market, the process of making a property known to the marketplace as available for sale or lease.(3) Physically, the direction of an improvement;for example,“The southern exposure of the house had all the best views.”

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Everyone except Zullo used color-negative film, since it has a greater exposure latitude than slide film and can better tolerate extended storage in a camera subjected to temperature extremes.
According to a company spokesman, the SureColor technology produces superior sharpness, color accuracy, exposure latitude, and fine, consistent grain.
Radiologic technologists whose departments are converting to CR technology should have a solid understanding of all aspects of computed radiography, particularly histogram construction, exposure latitude, mottle, dose calculation, selection of a processing algorithm, postprocessing, collimation and grid selection.
Flint Group says a new chemical formulation offers quick and easy platemaking on all letterpress plate systems, minimal dot gain, and wide exposure latitude.
The new model, called "System 800," provides wide exposure latitude as well as greater processing latitude and printer compatibility.
Sometimes this is not higher contrast, but actually lower contrast and wider latitude (not to be confused with exposure latitude).
The wide exposure latitude allows combination of process screens, solids and line work on the same plate with standard exposures.