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re·li·a·ble

 (rĭ-lī′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Capable of being relied on; dependable: a reliable assistant; a reliable car.
2. Yielding the same or compatible results in different clinical experiments or statistical trials.

re·li′a·bil′i·ty, re·li′a·ble·ness n.
re·li′a·bly adv.
Synonyms: reliable, dependable, responsible, trustworthy, trusty
These adjectives mean worthy of reliance or trust: a reliable source of information; a dependable worker; a responsible babysitter; a trustworthy report; a trusty assistant.

reliability

The ability of an item to perform a required function under stated conditions for a specified period of time.

Reliability/Unreliability

 

See Also: FIRMNESS, STEADINESS

  1. (I found the almond trees as) dependable as the swallows of Capistrano, announcing another spring —Wallace Stegner
  2. As reliable as the day following the night —Dorothea Straus
  3. [A collection of art works] as spotty as a Dalmation and not half as beautiful —Manuela Hoelterhoff, on the new Wallace wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wall Street Journal, March 17, 1987
  4. Consistent and productive as machines —Gay Gaer Luce
  5. Dealing with Owen Roe was like walking across a bog. You never knew when the ground might give way under your feet —Julia O’Faolain
  6. Dependable as a floating crap game —Harry Prince
  7. Dependable as clockwork … —Anon
  8. Dependable as daylight —Beryl Markham
  9. A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last —Joseph Fort
  10. Duty without responsibility is like pomp without power —Edward, Duke of Windsor
  11. Fickle as a changeful dream —Sir Walter Scott
  12. It [buying a house] was like joining a church because it committed me to spending every weekend I could get … to working on the place —George V. Higgins
  13. (You’ve got) no more responsibility than a one-eyed jack rabbit —Elmer Kelton
  14. Reliability’s like a string we can only see the middle of —William McFee
  15. (About as) reliable as a Pravda editorial —Joseph Wambaugh
  16. Reliable as a salary —Frank R. Stockton
  17. Reliable as crystal balls, goat innards, and prayer —Harold Adams
  18. Reliable as he was eccentric —Mark Twain
  19. Reliable as reading tea leaves or the bumps on one’s head —Peter J. Bonacich, letter to editor of Discover, April, 1986
  20. Responsibility rested upon him as lightly as the freckles on his nose —Alice Caldwell Hegan
  21. Solid as tombstones —Helen Hudson
  22. Wore, like a garment, an air of wholesome reliability —Mazo De La Roche
  23. Would always be there … like some familiar landmark —Barbara Pym, The Sweet Dove Died
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reliability - the quality of being dependable or reliable
responsibleness, responsibility - a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct; "he holds a position of great responsibility"
solidity, solidness - the quality of being solid and reliable financially or factually or morally; "the solidity of the evidence worked in his favor"; "the solidness of her faith gave her enduring hope"
infallibility - the quality of never making an error
duplicability, reproducibility - the quality of being reproducible
undependability, undependableness, unreliability, unreliableness - the trait of not being dependable or reliable
Translations
إعْتِمادِيَّه، وُثوقِيَّه
spolehlivost
pålidelighed
áreiîanleiki
güvenilirlik

reliability

[rɪˌlaɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ] N
1. (= dependability) [of person, firm] → seriedad f, formalidad f; [of car, method] → fiabilidad f
they have a reputation for good service and reliabilitytienen fama de dar un buen servicio y ser formales
2. (= trustworthiness) [of facts] → verosimilitud f; [of information, figures, account] → fiabilidad f
we have doubts about the reliability of the resultsdudamos de la fiabilidad de los resultados

reliability

[rɪˌlaɪəˈbɪlɪti] n
[employee, company] → sérieux m
[car, machine] → fiabilité f

reliability

nZuverlässigkeit f; (of person also)Verlässlichkeit f; (of firm, company)Seriosität f, → Vertrauenswürdigkeit f

reliability

[rɪˌlaɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ] n (see adj) → attendibilità, affidabilità, capacità, sicurezza; (of person) → serietà

rely

(rəˈlai) : rely on verb
1. to depend on or need. The people on the island relied on the supplies that were brought from the mainland; I am relying on you to help me.
2. to trust (someone) to do something; to be certain that (something will happen). Can he rely on him to keep a secret?; He can be relied on; That is what will probably happen, but we can't rely on it.
reˈliable (-ˈlai-) adjective
(negative unreliable) able to be trusted. Is he reliable?; Is this information reliable?
reˌliaˈbility noun
reˈliably (-ˈlai-) adverb
from a reliable source; by a reliable person. I am reliably informed that the Prime Minister is going to resign.
reˈliance (-ˈlai-) noun
a country's reliance on aid from other countries; a child's reliance on its mother.
reˈliant adjective

re·li·a·bil·i·ty

n. confiabilidad; calidad de confianza.

reliability

n (device) fiabilidad f
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