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fail-safe

Decision-making adjective Referring to a mechanism or device incorporated in a system that ensures safety, should the system fail to function properly. See Clinical pathway.

fail-safe

(fāl′sāf″)
Free of problems; infallible. It is used of a device, system, or program manufactured or conceived not to malfunction or to compensate automatically for a malfunction.
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Gaetano Perrella of Swissbit said "HCC's SafeFAT fail-safe file system together with our inherently robust S-200 Series SD Memory Card is a perfect pairing.
After the initial setup fee, Virus Fail-Safe tiered pricing starts at $2.
AccessIT has built an infrastructure that includes the network, data center and management services all in a fail-safe and redundant environment.
These two facts--troubling in the most restive of times--are extremely disturbing given recent developments indicating that the Russians are simultaneously bulking up on nuclear weapons and prevaricating about their nuclear fail-safe programs.
The Fail-Safe bullet is primarily the work of Winchester's Alan Corzine, with whom I hunted down at the King Ranch in south Texas testing these bullets on Nilgai.
This is an on-going program for replacing older traffic signal conflict monitoring fail-safe devices in traffic signal cabinets throughout the City.
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Initially, the drama seems to focus on how difficult it will be to try terrorists who understand enough of our legal system to subvert its fail-safe mechanisms, relevant and difficult territory indeed.
The new Simatic S7-400F Fail-safe PLC (programmable controller) is the first device of its type to achieve safety integrity across SIL levels 1 to 3 of the IEC 61508 standard, for a single processor.
An automatic system lubricates the two vibratory bearings and ensures fail-safe protection against low air pressure or low grease level.
Standard Intel/Digital 21143 drivers can be used to configure the following hardware features for the adapter: 4-port mode, Fail-Safe Mode, Alternative Active Port Mode, or IRQ Routing Mode.