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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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I suggest here that the demands of its narrative technicalities might account for its long time in the critical margins, and, as the discussion develops, will go on to argue that the novel's particular kind of unreliable narration creates a pointed tension between the novel's gothic elements and its social realist ones.
Aiming at the unreliable service communication model, we utilize the large transmission delay to put forward the delay flow entry method.
Hemoglobin (Hb) [A.sub.1c] is an ideal assay to pilot risk assessment of reporting unreliable patient results because (a) the majority of manufactured Hb [A.sub.1c] assays in the US are certified by the NGSP (formerly the National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program) with stringent analytical performance requirements, (b) multiple testing methods and technologies are available and used in laboratory and/or point-of-care (POC) settings, and (c) there is considerable knowledge about the clinical impact of test results.
They said Turner's claims the boy had been throwing himself on the floor and hitting staff were unreliable as there had been "no reference to this in any other statement or witness evidence".
Well, I did a 12 hour day and when my phone rang at 7.30pm I went out to a leaking pipe meaning I had a 14 hour day so to suggest we're a somewhat unreliable bunch is quite annoying.
of Darmstadt, Germany) explore notions of uncertainty, doubt, and unreliable narration in relation to the concept of home in recent Indian diasporic women's literature from Australia, South Africa, the Caribbean, Canada, and Great Britain.
Only 34 percent of infants paired with unreliable testers followed the task while 61 percent of infants whose testers were reliable imitated the behaviour.
It certainly does not encourage people to travel to do business in Wales when our trains are both unreliable and expensive.
Decide whether the source of information is reliable or unreliable, and then circle the correct answer at the end of each statement.
I READ with interest how keen Mark Kipling, director of National Express (Coventry), is to establish a reliable service for local bus I can only assume like all other public transport users in this area that his comments relate to all areas of the city - except one and that is the notorious services 30A and 30C (City-Lentons Lane) The service is totally unreliable, frequently late and upon numerous occasions leaves passengers stranded because it is an hourly service with no back-up relief, when circumstances mean a service has to be withdrawn.
CHIEF OF Police Michalis Papageorgiou has begun an investigation into two officers who were deemed "unreliable" in a road accident case for allegedly swaying the court because the suspect was a fellow officer's 18-year-old son.
They now only have one bus operating via Marston Green Station, the 72, which is now very unreliable as it has to negotiate the traffic jams in town.