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English definition of “reliable”

reliable

adjective    /rɪˈlɑɪ·ə·bəl/
deserving trust; dependable: My car is old but it’s reliable. reliability    /rɪˌlɑɪ·əˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/ noun [U] The reliability of this smoke detector is guaranteed. reliably    /rɪˈlɑɪ·ə·bli/ adverb His whereabouts were unknown, but he was reliably reported to be alive.
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