adjective \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

:  suitable or fit to be relied on :  dependable
:  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


Rhymes with RELIABLE



Definition of RELIABLE

:  one that is reliable

First Known Use of RELIABLE



adjective \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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