What is your secret weak point

Weak point (German)

Part of speech: noun, (Female)

Hyphenation:
Weakness, Plural: Weaknesses
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [ˈƩvaxˌʃtɛlə]
Word meaning / definition:
1) The point at which something or someone is vulnerable or open to attack
Origin of the term:
Determinative compound of the adjectiveweak and the nounJob
Synonyms:
1) weak point, weakness
Related terms:
1) Achilles heel, attack surface, gateway, sensitive point, neuralgic point, open flank, weak side, sore point
Subordinate terms:
1) Firmware vulnerability, hardware vulnerability, security vulnerability, software vulnerability
Application examples:
1) The weak spot the castle is the food supply.
1) One of the examinations is weak spot noticed in counter-espionage.
1) Dr. Müller is probably the person with us whom applicants will remember for a long time afterwards. He focuses solely on that Weak points in the résumé, and believe me, he always finds something, often he brings out very astonishing connections.
Word formations:
Weak point analysis
Cases:
Nominative: singular weak spot; Plural Weak points
Genitive: singular weak spot; Plural Weak points
Dative: singular weak spot; Plural Weak points
Accusative: singular weak spot; Plural Weak points

Translations

  • English: 1) trouble spot, weak point
  • French: 1) point faible (male), faille (Female)
  • Italian: 1) punto debole (male)
  • Japanese: 1) 弱点 (じ ゃ く て ん, jakuten)
  • Catalan: 1) vulnerability (Female)
  • Polish: 1) słaby point (male)
  • Portuguese: 1) vulnerabilidade (Female)
  • Swedish: 1) svag dot (Utrum)
  • Spanish: 1) punto flaco (male), punto débil (male)
  • Turkish: 1) zayıf nokta
  • Hungarian: 1) gyenge pont

Practical example sentences

Automatically selected examples in German:

In the current version of the Chrome web browser, the developers have a weak spot closed.
heise online, November 20, 2018

Daimler board member Martin Daum sees more than just costs weak spot the batteries. Longevity is also an issue.
Handelsblatt.com, September 18, 2018

Nissan has revised the 370Z very carefully and at the same time one weak spot switched off.
autobild.de, August 20, 2018

The largest weak spot the building is still in its original condition from 1981 - and unfortunately not completely sealed.
BILD.de, October 07, 2018

Monitoring software could be installed on smartphones via WhatsApp using prepared voice calls. Meanwhile the weak spot Fixed.
DIE ZEIT, May 14, 2019

The weak spot Microsoft closed in February. Admins should apply the patches as soon as possible, as the ExchangeWeak points are already being actively exploited.
ZDNet.de, March 10, 2020

Almost incidentally, Samsung has a serious one weak spot closed on his cell phones, which enabled a complete takeover.
Computer picture, May 08, 2020

An important update includes one weak spot in svg image for drupal websites.
heise online, March 27, 2020

The weak spot is a gateway for all types of hacking. Companies, hospitals and communities are affected.
SRF, January 14, 2020

The vulnerability can only be fixed with a Windows update. The secret service had the concern on that weak spot made aware.
Handelsblatt.com, January 14, 2020

The usage examples were selected automatically and may therefore contain errors.


Thesaurus & Synonyms

  • Achilles heel: weak or vulnerable point of a person or a system
  • attackpoint
  • Weak point
  • weakness: lack of physical or mental strength; lack of character; special inclination to something; factual imperfection
  • open flank (fig.)
  • weak side
  • sore point
  • malfunction: faulty point, functional error
  • deficit: Missing - mostly an amount of money; Lack of something that you then assess as a deficiency (and want to compensate)
  • Insufficiency: Inability, inadequacy; Medicine: organ weakness; Law: Insolvency, Insolvency
  • Macke (coll.): strange peculiarity; related to objects or in a figurative sense to persons: something defective, damaged; something that affects usability
  • defect: no plural insufficient amount or insufficient extent of something; mostly plural mistakes, imperfection in one thing; Law Defects or the lack of guaranteed properties of a thing or a right
  • Shortcoming: something that is perceived as a fault or disadvantage; Economy Amount of money that is missing (in settlement)
  • Minus point
  • damage: generally undesirable, negative impact; Damage to an object, including a part of the body; Defect, functional impairment; Legal Financial aspect: an impairment of a good or a decrease in value of the original condition of a thing caused by an event or circumstance
  • weakness: lack of physical or mental strength; lack of character; special inclination to something; factual imperfection
  • Inadequacies
  • inadequacy: Property of not meeting a certain requirement

Another word (synonym) for vulnerability - Source: OpenThesaurus


Dictionary entries

Entries from our dictionary containing "weak point":

Achilles heel: Related terms: 1) Weak point, weak point Superordinate terms: 1) Heel application examples: 1) He is technically excellent, but his presentation yesterday was very bad

security breach:… ['Zɪçɐhaɪ̯ʦˌlʏkə], plural: [' zɪçɐhaɪ̯ʦˌlʏkn̩] Word meaning / definition: 1) Vulnerability in a software through which a malicious program or a hacker in ...

Security hole:… ['Zɪçɐhaɪ̯ʦˌlɔχ], plural: [' zɪçɐhaɪ̯ʦˌlœçɐ] Word meaning / definition: 1) Vulnerability in a software through which a malicious program or a hacker in ...

flaw: ... 1) general: flaws, errors, defects, (minor) inadequacies, weaknesses / weak points 2) technology and mechanics, for example of machines: defect, error 3) in relation to ...

Weak points:… IPA: [ˈʃvaχˌʃtɛlən] Grammatical features: nominative plural of the noun weak point genitive plural of the noun weak point dative singular of the noun…


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