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Definitions for vulnerability
vul·ner·a·bil·i·ty

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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

Wiktionary

  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.

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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Numerology

  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. Adam Schiff:

    If terrorism was indeed the cause, it would reveal a whole new level of vulnerability to aircraft – not only from those flights originating in the Middle East, but to those departing from the heart of Europe and with, at least in theory, far better airport defenses.

  2. Gary Gardner:

    More and more countries depend on global markets for their food - that creates vulnerability.

  3. Jessica Vaughan:

    This one family offers a study into how easy it is to get into this country through marriage, if anyone can take advantage of it, then terrorists can certainly take advantage of it. It is a major security vulnerability.

  4. Adam Schiff:

    The questions presented by this impeachment inquiry are whether President Trump sought to exploit that ally's vulnerability and invite Ukraine's interference in our elections, our answer to these questions will affect not only the future of this presidency, but the future of the presidency itself.

  5. Ian Lambie:

    Put bluntly, they experience a sense of hopelessness and complete vulnerability, and a lack of sensory stimulation from the outside world, any confinement needs to be for as limited a period of time as possible, allowing the young person to reintegrate into their surroundings.

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