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vulnerability (s) (noun)
, vulnerabilities (pl)
1. Susceptibility to injury or damage.
In Greek mythology, Achilles' mother tried to make him impossible to be injured, hurt, or wounded by dipping him into the magical waters of the River Styx; however, the heel by which she held him made this vulnerability the cause of his death when an arrow hit him in his heel during a military battle.
2. The degree to which a population, species, ecosystem, agricultural system, or other biological entity is unable to cope with the adverse effects of climate changes.
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electromagnetic vulnerability (s) (noun)
, electromagnetic vulnerabilities (pl)
The characteristics of electromagnetic vulnerabilities consist of a system that can cause it to suffer a definite degradation (incapability of performing a designated mission) as a result of having been subjected to a certain level of electromagnetic environmental effects.
security vulnerability (s) (noun)
, security vulnerabilities (pl)
In computer protection, the term security vulnerability
is applied to a weakness in a system which allows an attacker to violate the integrity of that system.
Security vulnerabilities may result from weak passwords, software bugs, a computer virus, or other malware, or a script code injection.
A security vulnerability is classified as an serious problelm if it is recognized as a possible means of attack.
social vulnerability (s) (noun)
, social vulnerabilities (pl)
One dimension of multiple stressors and shocks, including natural hazards: These social vulnerabilities
refer to the inability of people, organizations, and societies to withstand adverse impacts from multiple stressors to which they are exposed.
These impacts of social vulnerabilities are caused in part by characteristics inherent in social interactions, institutions, and systems of cultural values.