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Definition: Reliability


Quick Summary of Reliability

Qualitative characteristic of being free from material error and bias, representing faithfully.

What is the dictionary definition of Reliability?

Dictionary Definition

  1. The quality of being reliable, dependable, or trustworthy.
  2. In education – the ability to measure the same thing consistently (of a measurement indicating the degree to which the measure is consistent); that is, repeated measurements would give the same result (See also validity).
  3. In engineering – the measurable time of work before failure

Synonyms For Reliability

trustworthiness, dependability, confidence, permanence, authenticity

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Reliability. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd.
August 16, 2022
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Reliability. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: August 16, 2022).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Reliability. Retrieved August 16, 2022
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Reliability are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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