# Value at Risk

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### Noun[edit]

**Value at Risk** (*uncountable*)

- (finance, banking) A widely used measure of the risk of loss on a specific portfolio of financial assets. For a given portfolio, probability and time horizon, VaR is a threshold value such that the probability that the mark-to-market loss on the portfolio over the given time horizon exceeds this value (assuming normal markets and no trading) is the given probability level.