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adjective (wikipedia, Reliability)
  1. suitable, Suitable or fit to be rely on, relied on; worthy of dependance or reliance; trustworthy.
    • Quotations
      A reliable witness to the truth of the miracles. --A. Norton.
      The best means, and most reliable pledge, of a higher object. --Coleridge.
      According to General Livingston's humorous account, his own village of Elizabethtown was not much more reliable, being peopled in those agitated times by unknown, unrecommended strangers, guilty-looking Tories, and very knavish Whigs. --W. Irving.
      1. Of a communication protocol, in which a sent packet will reach its destination, even if it requires retransmission, or the sender will be told that it didn't.
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      This text is from 1913 Webster's (as well as all other quotations under this entry), and it appears quite outdated. "Reliable" has become a fully acceptable word since then. User: Hekaheka
Etymology: (suffix, rely, able)


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