fail-safe

EnglishEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

fail-safe

  1. That doesn't cause undue damage, in the event of failure.
    The system is failsafe, because everything is backed up automatically.

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NounEdit

fail-safe (plural fail-safes)

  1. A fail-safe device or mechanism.

VerbEdit

fail-safe (third-person singular simple present fail-safes, present participle fail-safing, simple past and past participle fail-safed)

  1. To compensate automatically, in the event of a failure.

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 8 October 2013, at 01:18