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reliability

[ri-lahy-uh-bil-i-tee] /rɪˌlaɪ əˈbɪl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the ability to be relied on or depended on, as for accuracy, honesty, or achievement.
Sometimes, reliableness.
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nonreliability, noun
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Examples from the web for reliability
  • Other people want the reliability and the dependability that comes from a commercial software model.
  • Other research presented during the same session similarly raised questions about the reliability of student surveys.
  • Cadillac was plagued by poor quality and reliability.
  • In addition, weigh issues of reliability and safety as objectively with hybrid vehicles as with any other type of car.
  • First on the list was making industry reliability standards mandatory and legally enforceable.
  • All of these increase the reliability of the evidence by identifying the testing that can't be trusted.
  • Its vehicles earned nine awards for reliability in specific market segments.
  • The experience of building and running the first few plants should lower costs and improve reliability.
  • We've continued to improve the balance of system pieces to boost our system's performance and reliability.
  • But one final tidbit of information is the breaking down of reliability by brand.
Word Origin and History for reliability
n.

1816, from reliable + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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reliability in Technology

system
An attribute of any system that consistently produces the same results, preferably meeting or exceeding its specifications. The term may be qualified, e.g software reliability, reliable communication.
Reliability is one component of RAS.
(2000-08-13)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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