What does vulnerability mean?

Definitions for vulnerability

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vulnerability.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vulnerability, exposure(noun)

    the state of being vulnerable or exposed

    "his vulnerability to litigation"; "his exposure to ridicule"

  2. vulnerability(noun)

    susceptibility to injury or attack


  1. vulnerability(Noun)

    Susceptibility to attack or injury; the state or condition of being weak or poorly defended.

    The country recognized their defence vulnerability after an airplane landed in front of the central square without any consequences.

  2. vulnerability(Noun)

    a specific weakness in the protections or defences surrounding someone or something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vulnerability(noun)

    the quality or state of being vulnerable; vulnerableness

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. vulnerability

    1. The susceptibility of a nation or military force to any action by any means through which its war potential or combat effectiveness may be reduced or its will to fight diminished. 2. The characteristics of a system that cause it to suffer a definite degradation (incapability to perform the designated mission) as a result of having been subjected to a certain level of effects in an unnatural (man-made) hostile environment. 3. In information operations, a weakness in information system security design, procedures, implementation, or internal controls that could be exploited to gain


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vulnerability in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vulnerability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    We donot qualify as humans going by our acts, but we surely prove through our vulnerability and sufferings!

  2. Tony Abbott:

    Australia is an energy super power and energy security is very important to Ukraine, particularly given its current vulnerability to supply.

  3. Cesare Pavese:

    One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love -- any love -- reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.

  4. Bogdan Botezatu:

    The company needs to understand the situation in order to issue a fix for the exploited vulnerability, and only then have the users change the account password.

  5. Madeleine L'Engle:

    When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability... To be alive is to be vulnerable.

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