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  1. failure ratenoun

    The frequency with which an engineered system or component fails, expressed for example in failures per hour.

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  1. Failure rate

    Failure rate is the frequency with which an engineered system or component fails, expressed, for example, in failures per hour. It is often denoted by the Greek letter λ and is important in reliability engineering. The failure rate of a system usually depends on time, with the rate varying over the life cycle of the system. For example, an automobile's failure rate in its fifth year of service may be many times greater than its failure rate during its first year of service. One does not expect to replace an exhaust pipe, overhaul the brakes, or have major transmission problems in a new vehicle. In practice, the mean time between failures is often reported instead of the failure rate. This is valid and useful if the failure rate may be assumed constant – often used for complex units / systems, electronics – and is a general agreement in some reliability standards. It does in this case only relate to the flat region of the bathtub curve, also called the "useful life period". Because of this, it is incorrect to extrapolate MTBF to give an estimate of the service life time of a component, which will typically be much less than suggested by the MTBF due to the much higher failure rates in the "end-of-life wearout" part of the "bathtub curve".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of failure rate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of failure rate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of failure rate in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Campbell:

    We counsel people that the failure rate for a vasectomy is one in 2,000.

  2. Charles Blanke:

    Placed into a pure nitrogen environment, the convict would be unconscious within a minute (possibly even after a breath or two) and would be dead soon after, its failure rate, that is, cases in which the prisoner survives, would likely be much lower than what we see with current death penalty methods.

  3. Thomas John Watson, Sr.:

    If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.

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