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1reliable

adjective re·li·able \ri-ˈlī-ə-bəl\

: able to be trusted to do or provide what is needed : able to be relied on

: able to be believed : likely to be true or correct

Full Definition of RELIABLE

1
:  suitable or fit to be relied on :  dependable
2
:  giving the same result on successive trials
re·li·able·ness noun
re·li·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of RELIABLE

  1. He's not very reliable. You can't always count on him to do what he says he'll do.
  2. We can't write a report without reliable data.
  3. We need more reliable information before we can take action.

First Known Use of RELIABLE

1569

Rhymes with RELIABLE

2reliable

noun

Definition of RELIABLE

:  one that is reliable

First Known Use of RELIABLE

1852

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adjective re·li·able \ri-ˈlī-ə-bəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RELIABLE

:  giving the same result on successive trials <a reliable psychological test>

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