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Definitions of risk

In finance it is the chance that an investment's actual return will be different than expected.

There is a risk that changes in interest rates will cause deposits to reprice at a rate higher than that of the loans.

the possibility that insured property will be damaged

The insurance policy covered risks arising from the operation of farming machinery.

the property or person insured under an insurance policy

A careful underwriter will visit the risk before issuing an insurance policy for a potentially dangerous business.