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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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[21] United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), Exposure Factors Handbook: 2011 Edition, U.S.
The exposure factor for supposed bone radiography was selected as 70kvp and 1mA.s.
Table IV indicates the exposure factors and patient parameters used at each hospital.
For the lateral view, simply have the patient raise the ball over his or her head, and make sure that the exposure factors are changed accordingly, showing a cone field (see Figure 2).
Ltd, Tokyo, Japan) was used, employing standard paediatric exposure factors. (6)
With visual evidence of S-value trending, it may be possible to adjust programmed exposure factors and monitor radiographer behaviors related to selection of exposure factors.
When exposure estimates do not take into account exposure factors such as time-location-activity patterns (including time spent indoors) (Monn 2001; Setton et al.
We compared previously healthy patients with patients who had predisposing medical conditions in terms of demographic profile, clinical signs and symptoms and outcome, and known exposure factors. Mann-Whitney U tests, [chi square] tests, or Fisher exact tests were used to detect significant differences ([alpha] = 0.05).
The CR systems can virtually eliminate the need for repeat examinations when incorrect exposure factors are used due to their wide latitude.
Department of Agriculture visited the petting zoo to assess exposure factors and implement quarantine measures.
Exposure Factors Handbook (1996), Washington, D.C.: U.S.
Finally, researchers and risk assessors estimate exposure to chemicals in dust by multiplying dust concentrations by highly uncertain exposure factors for dust ingestion (U.