reliability n : the trait of being dependable or reliable [syn: dependability, dependableness, reliableness] [ant: undependability, undependability, undependability, undependability]
quality of being reliable
quality of a measurement
In general, reliability (systemic def.) is the ability of a person or system to perform and maintain its functions in routine circumstances, as well as hostile or unexpected circumstances.
The IEEE defines it as ". . . the ability of a system or component to perform its required functions under stated conditions for a specified period of time."
Reliability may refer to:
- Reliability (statistics), of a set of data and experiments
- High reliability is informally reported in "nines"
- Reliabilism in philosophy and epistemology
- Data reliability, a property of some disk arrays in computer storage
- Reliability engineering ensures a system will be reliable when operated in a specified manner
- Reliability theory, as a theoretical concept, to explain biological aging and species longevity
- Reliability (computer networking), a category used to describe protocols
reliability in German: Zuverlässigkeit
reliability in French: Fiabilité
reliability in Dutch: Betrouwbaarheid
reliability in Polish: Niezawodność
reliability in Portuguese: Confiabilidade
reliability in Russian: Надёжность
reliability in Serbian: Поузданост
reliability in Sundanese: Reliability
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