What does near miss mean?

Definitions for near miss

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. near miss(noun)

    an accidental collision that is narrowly avoided


  1. near miss(Noun)

    a miss which was nearly a hit or collision

  2. near miss(Noun)

    a scenario which ends safely but might well have ended in disaster

  3. near miss(Noun)

    an attempt which fails narrowly; a performance which falls just short of a certain benchmark


  1. Near miss

    A Near Miss is an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, or damage – but had the potential to do so. Only a fortunate break in the chain of events prevented an injury, fatality or damage; in other words, a miss that was nonetheless very near. Although the label of 'human error' is commonly applied to an initiating event, a faulty process or system invariably permits or compounds the harm, and should be the focus of improvement. Other familiar terms for these events is a "close call", or in the case of moving objects, "near collision" or a near hit.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of near miss in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of near miss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rob Lyon:

    Initially I think I was shocked, quite emotional speaking to my wife about the near miss I had, i think I'm in an anger phase just because someone purposely drove a car at me.

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