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1. The ability of an apparatus, machine, or system to consistently perform its intended or required function or mission, on demand and without degradation or failure.
2. Manufacturing: The probability of failure-free performance over an item's useful life, or a specified timeframe, under specified environmental and duty-cycle conditions. Often expressed as mean time between failures (MTBF) or reliability coefficient. Also called quality over time. See also availability.
3. Consistency and validity of test results determined through statistical methods after repeated trials.

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The reliability of the tractor was surprisingly good considering the amount of depreciation it had accrued in our accounting books.
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You must make sure that your machinery is high in reliability so that your business isn't put on hold for awhile.
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The trusted the company for their reliability, their dedication and also their determination and how affordable they were to people.
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