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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.
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Editor's Note: The PIMA Manufacturing Reliability Specialist Group has a full program planned for the morning of July 1, 2003 at the PIMA International Management Conference in New York City.
Vibration can be looked at as a problem inside the drive's design, as well as externally, since drive vibration can affect the performance and reliability of other drives placed together within a storage enclosure.
The mean for reliability increase of technical system is an increase of passive reliability of its particular elements.
DoD was motivated to initiate and support the undertaking because many systems have not been achieving the required level of reliability during developmental testing and have been subsequently found unsuitable during initial operational test and evaluation.
As reliability improves, extra capacity becomes available, costs are lowered and inventory can be reduced.
From mill managers to operators and tradespeople, personnel were jaded by their inability to solve reliability problems.
This "full failover" capability, previously the exclusive domain of Fibre Channel SANs, will positively enhance the reliability of entry-level direct-attached storage (DAS) architectures.
For more information on Raytheon's complete set of reliability engineering services, visit the RAL's Web site located at: http://www.
The SteelEye LifeKeeper reliability platform for MySQL is available now on Red Hat and Caldera distributions of Linux.
With that recognition, the WSCC, which oversees reliability in western Canada, part of Mexico, and 14 Western states including California, has sent its member utilities massive packets with eight separate forms to report back monthly on a range of operations.
The problem is further compounded by the high degree of reliability required for life-critical applications.
Practical Reliability Engineering fulfills the requirements of the Certified Reliability Engineer curriculum of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

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