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the extent to which a product fulfils its function over a period of time.

The reliability of a product depends upon its design characteristics, the quality of materials and components embodied within it and the care with which it is made and assembled.

A product's reliability is an important part of its performance in use and thus affects the appeal of the product to customers and the likelihood of their buying it. See BRAND LOYALTY. See QUALITY CONTROL, FAILURE RATE CURVE, PARALLEL SYSTEM.

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That means that casinos with an eCOGRA label can be expected to offer reliable games.
AA Medical Equipment's patients will join 40,000 other patients, providers and caregivers throughout New England who are served by Reliable Respiratory.
Reliable Parts serves North America with Factory Authorized Replacement Appliance and consumer electronic Parts & Accessories since 1933 and has evolved into one of the largest appliance parts and electronics parts distributors in North America.
Some customers have done business with Reliable for over 70 years.
Following last year's criticism of the European Commission over the high rate of errors in EU spending, the EU Court of Auditors (ECA) now says that the Union's system of checks of agricultural expenditures is not reliable. In a report, published on 17 March, the court rings the alarm bells over both the system of controls used in the member states and the system of evaluation applied by the Commission.
"Over the years, we have successfully collaborated with Reliable Networks on larger, more complex VoIP telephone infrastructure deployments.
And, dominating the top 10 most reliable cars' chart, the German brand also has its 5 Series and 1 Series models named at sixth and seventh.
And for BMW, it's a double triumph, for not only is the 3 Series rated as the country's most reliable fleet car, the German manufacturer has also been voted most reliable manufacturer by the companies which took part in the survey.
And the icing on the cake for Ford is that the Transit and the Transit Connect are dominating the list as the most reliable vans in the UK.
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30 January 2012 - US-based healthcare information and services organisation Aperture Health Inc (PINK:APRE) said on Friday it had agreed to establish a joint venture with Reliable Medical, a US home respiratory/durable medical equipment service provider, to market home care services to the infusion therapy market.

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