risk-benefit

[ risk-ben-uh-fit ]
/ ˈrɪskˈbɛn ə fɪt /
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adjective

involving studies, testing, etc., to establish whether the benefits, as of a course of medical treatment, outweigh the risks involved: to arrive at a risk-benefit ratio.

Nearby words

  1. risk capital,
  2. risk factor,
  3. risk life and limb,
  4. risk management,
  5. risk-averse,
  6. risktaker,
  7. risky,
  8. risorgimento,
  9. risorius muscle,
  10. risotto

Origin of risk-benefit

First recorded in 1970–75

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