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reliability

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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Unfortunately, this unreliability of the Anastasiades' government, has created a problem in the credibility of the country," Papadopoulos said.
It is said to be so insofar as it leaves unclear what unreliability actually is and fails to distinguish between the narrator's moral and epistemological shortcomings.
Admittedly the closure of Anglesey Aluminium will go some way to alleviating this situation, but it is crazy to place an additional load on an overstretched grid and subject a vital transport link to intermittencies and unreliability.
The intermittency and unreliability of the wind is why there is a 30% load factor (Letters, PE 25 February).
Narrative unreliability in the 20th century first-person novel.
The Chemical Business Association (CBA) today called for the European Commission to extend the REACH preregistration period by six weeks as the result of the persistent unreliability of the REACH IT system.
The same unreliability applies during the evening rush hour.
Janet Frame, who was once diagnosed as schizophrenic, perhaps knew better than most writers the unreliability of the boundaries between the world of physical and historical reality and the fluid, a-temporal world of the imagination.
I find the entire postal service a disgrace, what with late deliveries, unreliability and cuts to services.
But before I explore this hypothesis, I believe it would be helpful to place the distinction between estranging and bonding unreliability in the broader context of rhetorical theory's approach to unreliable narration.
A sell of Northampton points is one option given the unreliability of their kickers, but preference is for a buy of the time of the first Saints try.
Public transport is no consolation for an able-bodied motorist because of its inflexibility and unreliability.