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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dependability, dependableness, reliability, reliablenessnoun

    the quality of being dependable or reliable


  1. reliabilitynoun

    The quality of being reliable, dependable or trustworthy.

  2. reliabilitynoun

    The quality of a measurement indicating the degree to which the measure is consistent, that is, repeated measurements would give the same result (See validity).


  1. reliability

    Reliability refers to the consistency, dependability, or stability of something over a specific period of time. It can pertain to the ability of a system, test, instrument, research study, etc., to consistently produce the same results under the same conditions, or the capability of a product or machine to function without failure. In other words, if the same outcome can be expected repeatedly, the test or system is considered to be reliable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reliabilitynoun

    the state or quality of being reliable; reliableness


  1. Reliability

    In the psychometrics, reliability is used to describe the overall consistency of a measure. A measure is said to have a high reliability if it produces similar results under consistent conditions. For example, measurements of people’s height and weight are often extremely reliable.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reliability in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reliability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of reliability in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Steve Williams:

    We have been disappointed with Syncrude's performance for some time now. The asset ran at only 67 percent of capacity during the third quarter, and about 70 percent so far this year, in stark contrast to Suncor's upgrading operations that have been consistently achieving above 90 percent reliability this year.

  2. Spokesman Davis Sheremata:

    We make it clear to all of our staff and contractors that we will not tolerate anything that undermines the safety and reliability of our facilities.

  3. Peter Coker:

    This is built around safety from the start, reliability is the most important element of it. We have safety built into the actual structure itself. Very similar to a Formula One racing car, and finally what we actually have is a new ballistic parachute that is the basis of recognizing the way that we can be as safe as we possibly can. It opens at very low altitude and actually saves both the aircraft and the pilot in an emergency.

  4. United States:

    I want to thank our customers for their patience and understanding as we restore the reliability that you've come to expect from Delta.

  5. Miguel Lara:

    The new normal for the electrical supply is greater vulnerability and less reliability.

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