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risk factor

noun
1.
a condition, behavior, or other factor that increases risk: Smoking is a major risk factor for cancer;
depression as a risk factor in suicide.
Origin of risk factor
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • All this, on the assumption that the rate of interest does not change, and that the risk factor remains constant.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for risk factor

risk factor

noun
1.
(med) a factor, such as a habit or an environmental condition, that predisposes an individual to develop a particular disease
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