fault-tolerant

adjective
fault-tol·​er·​ant | \ ˈfȯlt-ˌtä-lə-rənt How to pronounce fault-tolerant (audio) \

Definition of fault-tolerant

: relating to or being a computer or program with a self-contained backup system that allows continued operation when major components fail

Other Words from fault-tolerant

fault tolerance noun

First Known Use of fault-tolerant

1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Fault-tolerant.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fault-tolerant. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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