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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vulnerability, exposurenoun

    the state of being vulnerable or exposed

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

  2. vulnerabilitynoun

    susceptibility to injury or attack


  1. vulnerabilitynoun

    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. vulnerabilitynoun

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


  1. vulnerability

    Vulnerability is a state or condition of being susceptible to harm, damage, or attacks from both external and internal factors. This can be applied in various contexts, such as individuals being vulnerable to emotional or physical harm, a system or network open to security breaches, or populations at risk due to social, political, environmental, or economic forces.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vulnerabilitynoun

    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

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  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

Examples of vulnerability in a Sentence

  1. Marlon Wayans:

    I think my interpretation of Ted White was to play damaged, not to play scary, the most scary thing about a damaged person is the things that they will do to prove a point. I tried to bring a level of vulnerability to Ted because I wanted the audience to feel some type of way about Ted and Aretha and wanting them to make it.

  2. Refugee Resettlement:

    HHS is mindful of these children's vulnerability, and our priority is the safety and wellbeing of each child in Refugee Resettlement care. HHS anticipates the need to start placing children at Carrizo Springs in 15 days or soon after.

  3. Simon Missiri:

    Many families with young children and the elderly have been left homeless. They are living in makeshift shelters on embankments and river banks, for well over a month people's coping mechanisms have been worn down by successive waves of flooding. Cyclone Komen made a bad situation even worse. There are high levels of vulnerability in these communities which must not be neglected.

  4. Richard Feinberg:

    The harsh rhetorical push-back by the ideological wing of the Communist Party suggests their heightened sense of vulnerability.

  5. Teresa Downing-Matibag:

    Dressing girls like grown women for Halloween communicates that they have the sexuality of adults, in the bodies of children, while little girls themselves likely have very little awareness of adult or even adolescent sexuality, or what sex is really about, the adults who are seeing them on the streets do. We are also communicating to adults that little girls are sexually appealing, and this message has tragic implications for their vulnerability to sexual abuse.

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