Biohazard vs. Hazard

Biohazard vs. Hazard — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Biohazard and Hazard

Biohazardnoun

A biological hazard; a source of risk due to some biological factor such as bacteria or human waste.

Hazardnoun

(historical) A game of chance played with dice, usually for monetary stakes; popular mainly from 14th c. to 19th c.

Biohazardnoun

hazard to humans or the environment resulting from biological agents or conditions

Hazardnoun

Chance.

Biohazardnoun

any bacterium or virus or toxin that could be used in biological warfare

Hazardnoun

The chance of suffering harm; danger, peril, risk of loss.

He encountered the enemy at the hazard of his reputation and life.
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Hazardnoun

An obstacle or other feature which causes risk or danger; originally in sports, and now applied more generally.

The video game involves guiding a character on a skateboard past all kinds of hazards.

Hazardnoun

(in driving a vehicle) An obstacle or other feature that presents a risk or danger that justifies the driver in taking action to avoid it.

Hazardnoun

(golf) A sand or water obstacle on a golf course.

Hazardnoun

(billiards) The act of potting a ball, whether the object ball (winning hazard) or the player's ball (losing hazard).

Hazardnoun

(obsolete) Anything that is hazarded or risked, such as a stake in gambling.

Hazardnoun

(tennis) The side of the court into which the ball is served.

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Hazardnoun

(programming) A problem with the instruction pipeline in CPU microarchitectures when the next instruction cannot execute in the following clock cycle, potentially leading to incorrect results.

Hazardverb

To expose to chance; to take a risk.

Hazardverb

To risk (something); to venture, to incur, or bring on.

I'll hazard a guess.

Hazardnoun

a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune;

drinking alcohol is a health hazard

Hazardnoun

an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another;

bad luck caused his downfallwe ran into each other by pure chance

Hazardnoun

an obstacle on a golf course

Hazardverb

put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation;

I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise againI cannot pretend to say that you are wrong

Hazardverb

put at risk;

I will stake my good reputation for this

Hazardverb

take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome;

When you buy these stocks you are gambling