reliability

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

Definition of reliability

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being reliable

  2. 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


RELIABILITY Defined for Kids

reliability

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

Definition of reliability for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

reliability

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

Medical Definition of reliability

plural

reliabilities

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



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