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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
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