Definitions for vulnerability

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  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

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  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.

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  1. Vulnerability(noun)

    the quality or state of being vulnerable; vulnerableness

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  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. Cognitive vulnerability

    A cognitive vulnerability in cognitive psychology is an erroneous belief, cognitive bias, or pattern of thought that predisposes an individual to psychological problems. The vulnerability exists before the symptoms of a psychological disorder appear. After the individual encounters a stressful experience, the cognitive vulnerability shapes a maladaptive response that increases the likelihood of a psychological disorder. In psychopathology, there are several perspectives from which the origins of cognitive vulnerabilities can be examined, including cognitive schema models, hopelessness models, and attachment theory. Attentional bias is one mechanism leading to faulty cognitive bias that leads to cognitive vulnerability. Allocating a danger level to a threat depends on the urgency or intensity of the threshold. Anxiety is not associated with selective orientation.

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