fail-safe system

A system used to minimize risk in case of a malfunction.

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  • Fail-safe — or fail secure describes a device or feature which, in the event of failure, responds in a way that will cause no harm or at least a minimum of harm to other devices or danger to personnel. Definitions*“A device that will provide its intended… …   Wikipedia

  • fail safe — To revert to a safe condition in the event of failure • • • Main Entry: ↑fail * * * fail safe «FAYL SAYF», adjective, verb, safed, saf|ing. or failed , fail|ing . –adj. 1. having a …   Useful english dictionary

  • fail-safe — fail′ safe adj. 1) elo equipped with a secondary system that ensures continued operation even if the primary system fails 2) mil denoting a system of safeguards in which bombers may not proceed past a prearranged point or nuclear weapons may not… …   From formal English to slang

  • fail-safe — adj 1.) a fail safe machine, piece of equipment etc contains a system that makes the machine stop working if one part of it fails 2.) a fail safe plan is certain to succeed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fail-safe — [fāl′sāf΄] adj. [ FAIL, v. + SAFE, adj.] designating, of, or involving a procedure designed to prevent malfunctioning or unintentional operation, often specif. of nuclear armed aircraft, through an intricate system of protective devices …   English World dictionary

  • fail-safe — I noun a mechanism capable of returning to a safe state in case there is a failure or malfunction • Hypernyms: ↑mechanism II adjective 1. guaranteed not to fail a fail safe recipe for cheese souffle • Similar to: ↑secure …   Useful english dictionary

  • fail-safe — /fayl sayf /, adj., n., v., fail safed, fail safing. adj. 1. Electronics. pertaining to or noting a mechanism built into a system, as in an early warning system or a nuclear reactor, for insuring safety should the system fail to operate properly …   Universalium

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