reliable Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "reliable" - Business English Dictionary

See all translations

reliable

adjective
 
 
/rɪˈlaɪəbl/
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. People are often willing to pay a premium for a familiar, reliable service. 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. She's usually very reliable.
reliably /rɪˈlaɪəbli/ adverb
(Definition of reliable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of reliable?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “reliable” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
follow

If you follow a particular person on Twitter� (= a website where people can publish short remarks or pieces of information), you choose to see the messages that that person posts (= publishes) on the website.

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More