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"reliable" in British English

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reliableadjective

uk   us   /rɪˈlaɪə.bl̩/
B1 Someone or something that is reliable can be ​trusted or ​believed because he, she, or it ​works or ​behaves well in the way you ​expect: Is ​yourwatch reliable? reliable ​information Gideon is very reliable - if he says he'll do something, he'll do it.
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reliability
noun [U] uk   /rɪˌlaɪəˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
C1 Rolls-Roycecars are ​famous for ​theirquality and reliability.
reliably
adverb uk   us   /-bli/
I am reliably informed that you have been ​talking about ​resigning from the ​company.
(Definition of reliable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reliable" in American English

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reliableadjective

 us   /rɪˈlɑɪ·ə·bəl/
deservingtrust; dependable : My ​car is ​old but it’s reliable.
reliability
noun [U]  us   /rɪˌlɑɪ·əˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
The reliability of this ​smokedetector is ​guaranteed.
reliably
adverb  us   /rɪˈlɑɪ·ə·bli/
His ​whereabouts were ​unknown, but he was reliably ​reported to be ​alive.
(Definition of reliable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"reliable" in Business English

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reliableadjective

uk   us   /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 ​disksfunction well as ​backupstorage, they aren't reliable enough for ​long-termarchiving.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
adverb /rɪˈlaɪəbli/
At this ​stage, ​long-termcosts cannot be reliably ​estimated.
(Definition of reliable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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