reliable

reliable
reliable re‧li‧a‧ble [rɪˈlaɪəbl] adjective
someone or something that is reliable can be trusted or depended on:

• a good, reliable worker

• The system will be more reliable than the current equipment.

— reliability noun [uncountable] :

• The design delivers reliability and performance.

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reliable UK US /rɪˈlaɪəbl/ adjective
reliable information or data is accurate or able to be trusted: »

Broker-dealers must use their judgment in assessing whether the issuer information is from a reliable source.

reliable information/data/evidence »

Currently, investors do not always have access to reliable information when they need it.

reliable figures/estimates/indicators »

The Consumer Price Index is a reasonably reliable indicator of inflation.

more/less reliable »

Research results are more reliable when they are independent of the person who has conducted the study.

a machine, piece of equipment, or system that is reliable always works well without breaking down: »

Consumer demand for fuel-efficient, reliable vehicles is on the increase.

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People are often willing to pay a premium for a familiar, reliable service.

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While these disks function well as backup storage, they aren't reliable enough for long-term archiving.

more/less/the least, etc. reliable »

The hard disk on which data is stored is probably the least reliable component in a PC.

a reliable person is someone that you can trust to work hard and do what they say they will do: »

Employers want reliable workers.

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She's usually very reliable.

reliably /rɪˈlaɪəbli/ adverb
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At this stage, long-term costs cannot be reliably estimated.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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