reliability


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to reliability: Software reliability, Reliability testing

reliability

(Authoritativeness), noun candor, certainty, certification, credibility, honor, loyalty, trustworthiness

reliability

(Predictability), noun constancy, firmness, punctuality, responsibility, secureness, soundness, stability, substantiality
See also: adhesion, candor, certainty, certification, constant, credibility, honor, loyalty, trustworthiness

reliability

in the law of evidence, the aspect of evidence that the fact-finder feels able to rely upon in coming to a decision. Before the evidence can be relied upon, it must usually also be credible. It is at this stage that a court may believe a witness because he says he saw the accused stab the victim, but the court may or may not rely upon that evidence depending upon the circumstances, such as the prevailing light or weather conditions or state of mind of the witness. See CREDIBILITY.
References in periodicals archive ?
Beginning in 2008, DOD undertook a concerted effort to raise the priority of reliability through greater use of design for reliability techniques, reliability growth testing, and formal reliability growth modeling, by both the contractors and DOD units.
For a complete breakdown of RESCUECOM's Q2 Computer Reliability Report, including all manufacturers' reliability scores and grades, please review the comprehensive computer reliability report for the second quarter of 2014.
Requirement of maximum reliability in general means an effort to decrease failure intensity of particular elements of technical system.
Under the new Army reliability policy approved in December 2007, an engineering and manufacturing development phase reliability test threshold will be established for all programs with a Joint Requirements Oversight Council joint potential designator of "joint interest.
Catalyst knew that reliability was the right goal but did not know how to get there.
Traditionally, a key differentiator between I/O standards has been the cost/benefit tradeoffs between performance, reliability, and data protection in the form of RAID capabilities.
testlet) classical item statistics, such as the KR-20 reliability index and point-biserial correlations between items and tests scores, will be calculated incorrectly.
With intelligent failover and multiple fault-detection mechanisms for detecting and recovering from hardware, component or application faults, SteelEye's LifeKeeper reliability platform for MySQL prevents any downtime in the event of system or application failures.
Phil Sharp, a former Indiana congressman now heading the national Task Force on Electric System Reliability, believes that in the long run, competition will probably bring the country a better, more dependable electric system.
doesn't necessarily guarantee sufficiently high reliability.
With emphasis on practical aspects of engineering, this bestseller has gained worldwide recognition through progressive editions as the essential reliability textbook.
Improved readiness: Poor reliability or maintainability causes readiness to fall below needed levels or increases the cost of achieving them.

Full browser ?