reliability

noun re·li·abil·i·ty \ ri-ˌlī-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē \
Updated on: 24 Apr 2018

Definition of reliability

1 : the quality or state of being reliable
2 : the extent to which an experiment, test, or measuring procedure yields the same results on repeated trials

Examples of reliability in a Sentence

  1. we never had reason to question the reliability of the park rangers in the event of an emergency

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First Known Use of reliability

1810

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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RELIABILITY Defined for Kids

reliability

noun re·li·abil·i·ty \ ri-ˌlī-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē \

Definition of reliability for Students

: the quality or state of being fit to be trusted or relied on
  • a car's reliability

Medical Dictionary

reliability

noun re·li·abil·i·ty \ ri-ˌlī-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē \

medical Definition of reliability

plural reliabilities
: the extent to which an experiment, test, or measuring procedure yields the same results on repeated trials


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