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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.
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exposure

see EXCHANGE RATE EXPOSURE.
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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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On the other hand, the importance of the exposure time rather than a high-energy output has also been presented in the orthodontic literature (1, 2, 9).
Protoscolicidal Effects of the Garlic Chloroformic Extract on the Protoscolices of Hydatid Cyst at a Short Exposure Time, up to Five Minutes.
Specimens for each test are identified by the notation W - T * E * - NC/WC, where " W" donates the wood specimen, "T indicates the exposure temperature (T100 means that the exposure temperature is 100[degrees]C), "E" gives the exposure time (E15 means that the exposure time is 15 min), and "NC/WC" is the cooling method after temperature ("NC" and "WC" indicate natural cooling and water cooling, respectively).
It is noteworthy that specimens (Figure 1b) for each experimental condition were made in pairs, implying that possible differences in results are explained mainly by wood exposure time, at 60[degrees]C, eliminating intrinsic variability of wood, which could also affect the results obtained.
Despite its importance, the matter of finding the optimal exposure time is understudied and still remains unanswered.
It is likely that longer exposure time, higher the ethylene effect on fruits treated for 96 h, which was confirmed by the visua observation of the fruits over the time in which they were evaluated.
Effect of Exposure Time. A8-B.10 and A12-B.25 hydrogel precursor solutions were prepared in a 50 ml conical vial and degassed for 30 min, and 350 [micro]L samples of each were placed between two hydrophobic-treated glass slides.
Typically, the best method to adjust the exposure to acquire high-quality fringe patterns is to manually adjust the exposure time instead of the lens aperture because manual adjustments of the lens aperture can cause undesired motion between system components that changes the system calibration.