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Vulnerability vs. Weakness

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Main Difference

The main difference between Vulnerability and Weakness is that the Vulnerability is a inability to withstand an event and Weakness is a symptom

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  • Vulnerability (noun)

    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."

  • Vulnerability (noun)

    a specific weakness in the protections or defences surrounding someone or something.

  • Vulnerability (noun)

    a weakness which allows an attacker to reduce a system's security

  • Weakness (noun)

    The condition of being weak.

    "In a small number of horses, muscle weakness may progress to paralysis."

  • Weakness (noun)

    An inadequate quality; fault

    "His inability to speak in front of an audience was his weakness."

  • Weakness (noun)

    A special fondness or desire.

    "She is an athlete who has a weakness for chocolate."

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  • Vulnerability (noun)

    the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally

    "con artists are great at spotting our vulnerabilities"

    "he is confined in isolation because of his vulnerability to infection"

    "conservation authorities have realized the vulnerability of the local population"

  • Vulnerability (noun)

    liability of a partnership to higher penalties, either by convention or through having won one game towards a rubber.

  • Weakness (noun)

    the state or condition of being weak

    "the country's weakness in international dealings"

  • Weakness (noun)

    a disadvantage or fault

    "you must recognize your product's strengths and weaknesses"

  • Weakness (noun)

    a person or thing that one is unable to resist or likes excessively

    "you're his one weakness—he should never have met you"

  • Weakness (noun)

    a self-indulgent liking for

    "his weakness for prawn cocktails"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Vulnerability (noun)

    The quality or state of being vulnerable; vulnerableness.

  • Weakness (noun)

    The quality or state of being weak; want of strength or firmness; lack of vigor; want of resolution or of moral strength; feebleness.

  • Weakness (noun)

    That which is a mark of lack of strength or resolution; a fault; a defect.

Webster Dictionary
  • Vulnerability (noun)

    the state of being vulnerable or exposed;

    "his vulnerability to litigation"

    "his exposure to ridicule"

  • Vulnerability (noun)

    susceptibility to injury or attack

  • Weakness (noun)

    a flaw or weak point;

    "he was quick to point out his wife's failings"

  • Weakness (noun)

    powerlessness revealed by an inability to act;

    "in spite of their weakness the group remains highly active"

  • Weakness (noun)

    the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain;

    "his weakness increased as he became older"

    "the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed"

  • Weakness (noun)

    the condition of being financially weak;

    "the weakness of the dollar against the yen"

  • Weakness (noun)

    a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you;

    "he has a weakness for chocolate"

Princeton's WordNet

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