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fail-safeDecision-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.
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.