fault tolerance

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fault tolerance definition

architecture
1. The ability of a system or component to continue normal operation despite the presence of hardware or software faults. This often involves some degree of redundancy.
2. The number of faults a system or component can withstand before normal operation is impaired.
(1995-04-06)

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