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Risk Analysis Glossary


The Risk Analysis Glossary of risk-related terminology offers different perspectives and a systematic separation between overall qualitative concepts and their measurements. The glossary terms are divided into three categories:

  • Terminology on basic concepts
  • Terminology on related concepts, methods and procedures
  • Terminology on risk management actions

The glossary aims to offer a general and consistent understanding of key concepts within the field of risk analysis. There are many specific terms of various application areas that are not included. This glossary is intended to be used by:

  • Risk analysis professionals and practitioners
  • Researchers
  • Students
  • Decision and policy makers
  • Regulators
  • General public who would like to get a simple and practical explanation of key concepts