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adjective re·li·able \ri-ˈlī-ə-bəl\

Simple Definition of reliable

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of reliable

  1. 1 :  suitable or fit to be relied on :  dependable

  2. 2 :  giving the same result on successive trials

reliableness

noun

reliably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of reliable in a sentence

  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.



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First Known Use of reliable

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reliable

noun re·li·able

Definition of reliable

  1. :  one that is reliable



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First Known Use of reliable

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Rhymes with reliable


RELIABLE Defined for Kids

reliable

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adjective re·li·able \ri-ˈlī-ə-bəl\

Definition of reliable for Students

  1. :  fit to be trusted or relied on:  dependable <reliable information>

reliably

\-blē\ adverb



Medical Dictionary

reliable

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adjective re·li·able \ri-ˈlī-ə-bəl\

Medical Definition of reliable

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





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