calculated risk


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calculated risk

A risky action that has been carefully considered beforehand, in which the chance or likelihood of a beneficial outcome outweighs the risk or cost of failure. We decided to take the calculated risk of going to trial, rather than settling out of court.
See also: calculated, risk

calculated risk

A chance taken after careful estimation of the probable outcome, as in Taking their dispute to arbitration was definitely a calculated risk. This term uses calculated in the sense of "planned with forethought," a usage from the mid-1800s. Its pairing with risk dates from World War II, when the chances for losing bombers were taken into account before a bombing mission was sent out. After the war the term was transferred to other undertakings where taking a chance to succeed had to be weighed against the costs of failure.
See also: calculated, risk
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New Delhi/Mumbai [India], Aug 29 ( ANI ): Lauding the Supreme Court's verdict against Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in the 2002 rape cases and condemning the attack on media and damage to property, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that the Haryana government was ready for the confrontation and it was a calculated risk.
Calculated Risk Motorcycle currently has five locations, Adam Smith's Texas Harley-Davidson in Bedford, TX, Adam Smith's Texoma Harley-Davidson in Sherman, TX, and as of 2015 the group has added Adam Smith's Harley-Davidson of Waco, Adam Smith's Roughneck Harley-Davidson in Longview, TX, and Adam Smith's Lumberjack Harley-Davidson in Nacogdoches, TX.
29 January 2015 - US-based motorcycle dealership operator Adam Smith's Calculated Risk Group has reacquired the Harley-Davidson of Waco dealership, the company said.
It is the element of consideration and explicit weighing of the odds, of the potential payoff and the potential costs, that distinguishes the calculated risk from other forms of decision making.
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Of those, Dell' Arca and Calculated Risk look similar horses on their form here in November and that suggests they may come up short.
My tattoo studio started up 18 months ago and now I'm taking another calculated risk, which is moving to Wrexham town centre.
Their mate was considered inaccurate if it differed from their calculated risk by more than 10%.
15 Huntingdon 32Red Juvenile Hurdle (for the Chatteris Fen Trophy) 2m1/2f RUK Card page 51 ONE season on from landing the Triumph Hurdle with Countrywide Flame, John Quinn has three candidates for back-toback victories one of whom, Calculated Risk, seeks to prove himself a worthy festival candidate at Huntingdon this afternoon.
The Calculated Risk Takers are also the most likely to value saving money as a reason to buy a plan through the new California PPACA "Covered California" exchange program, Bye said.
It was a calculated risk to play Danny McGuire in that game," said the former Harlequins coach.
Kami, owned by Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, trained by Naylor and ridden by Hassan Al Saffar, beat Calculated Risk by a length to win the Al Hawaj Cup for locally bred horses which carried a cash prize of BD1,000.
LBL owner Paul Maxwell said: "We have taken a calculated risk with the speculative nature of this investment.
We have done it on a calculated risk at the end of the day, but we are confident we have the planning in the bag.
We also gained greater international market penetration; it is an achievement and calculated risk we at D A take great pride in.