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fail-safe

or fail·safe (fāl′sāf′)
adj.
1. Capable of compensating automatically and safely for a failure, as of a mechanism or power source.
2. Acting to discontinue a military attack on the occurrence of any of various predetermined conditions.
3. Guaranteed not to fail: "There is no fail-safe mechanism guaranteed either to contain or to restore presidential authority" (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.).
n.
A fail-safe mechanism.

fail-safe

adj
1. (General Engineering) designed to return to a safe condition in the event of a failure or malfunction
2. (Military) (of a nuclear weapon) capable of being deactivated in the event of a failure or accident
3. unlikely to fail; foolproof
vb
(intr) to return to a safe condition in the event of a failure or malfunction

fail′-safe`



adj.
1. equipped with a secondary system that ensures continued operation even if the primary system fails.
2. denoting a system of safeguards in which bombers may not proceed past a prearranged point or nuclear weapons may not be armed without direct orders.
3. guaranteed to work; totally reliable.
n.
4. a fail-safe mechanism, system, or the like.
[1945–50]

fail-safe


Past participle: fail-safed
Gerund: fail-safing

Imperative
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fail-safe
Present
I fail-safe
you fail-safe
he/she/it fail-safes
we fail-safe
you fail-safe
they fail-safe
Preterite
I fail-safed
you fail-safed
he/she/it fail-safed
we fail-safed
you fail-safed
they fail-safed
Present Continuous
I am fail-safing
you are fail-safing
he/she/it is fail-safing
we are fail-safing
you are fail-safing
they are fail-safing
Present Perfect
I have fail-safed
you have fail-safed
he/she/it has fail-safed
we have fail-safed
you have fail-safed
they have fail-safed
Past Continuous
I was fail-safing
you were fail-safing
he/she/it was fail-safing
we were fail-safing
you were fail-safing
they were fail-safing
Past Perfect
I had fail-safed
you had fail-safed
he/she/it had fail-safed
we had fail-safed
you had fail-safed
they had fail-safed
Future
I will fail-safe
you will fail-safe
he/she/it will fail-safe
we will fail-safe
you will fail-safe
they will fail-safe
Future Perfect
I will have fail-safed
you will have fail-safed
he/she/it will have fail-safed
we will have fail-safed
you will have fail-safed
they will have fail-safed
Future Continuous
I will be fail-safing
you will be fail-safing
he/she/it will be fail-safing
we will be fail-safing
you will be fail-safing
they will be fail-safing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fail-safing
you have been fail-safing
he/she/it has been fail-safing
we have been fail-safing
you have been fail-safing
they have been fail-safing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fail-safing
you will have been fail-safing
he/she/it will have been fail-safing
we will have been fail-safing
you will have been fail-safing
they will have been fail-safing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fail-safing
you had been fail-safing
he/she/it had been fail-safing
we had been fail-safing
you had been fail-safing
they had been fail-safing
Conditional
I would fail-safe
you would fail-safe
he/she/it would fail-safe
we would fail-safe
you would fail-safe
they would fail-safe
Past Conditional
I would have fail-safed
you would have fail-safed
he/she/it would have fail-safed
we would have fail-safed
you would have fail-safed
they would have fail-safed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fail-safe - a mechanism capable of returning to a safe state in case there is a failure or malfunction
mechanism - device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
Adj.1.fail-safe - guaranteed not to fail; "a fail-safe recipe for cheese souffle"
secure - free from danger or risk; "secure from harm"; "his fortune was secure"; "made a secure place for himself in his field"
2.fail-safe - eliminating danger by compensating automatically for a failure or malfunction; "a fail-safe device in a nuclear weapon to deactivate it automatically in the event of accident"
safe - free from danger or the risk of harm; "a safe trip"; "you will be safe here"; "a safe place"; "a safe bet"

fail-safe

adjective
Designed so as to be impervious to human error or misuse:
Translations

fail-safe

[ˈfeɪlseɪf] ADJ [device] → de seguridad, a prueba de fallos; [method] → infalible

fail-safe

adj(ab)gesichert; methodhundertprozentig sicher; mechanism, systemstörungssicher
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