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Fail-safe

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Noun

1. fail-safe

a mechanism capable of returning to a safe state in case there is a failure or malfunction

Adjective

2. fail-safe

guaranteed not to fail

Example Sentences:
'a fail-safe recipe for cheese souffle'

3. fail-safe

eliminating danger by compensating automatically for a failure or malfunction

Example Sentences:
'a fail-safe device in a nuclear weapon to deactivate it automatically in the event of accident'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Fail-safe

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adjective
1. 
designed to return to a safe condition in the event of a failure or malfunction
2. 
(of a nuclear weapon) capable of being deactivated in the event of a failure or accident
3. 
unlikely to fail; foolproof
verb
4. (intransitive)
to return to a safe condition in the event of a failure or malfunction

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Fail-safe

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adjective
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

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Fail-safe

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adj.
1. Capable of compensating automatically and safely for a failure, as of a mechanism or power source.
2. Acting to discontinue a military attack on the occurrence of any of various predetermined conditions.
3. Guaranteed not to fail: "There is no fail-safe mechanism guaranteed either to contain or to restore presidential authority" (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)
n.
A fail-safe mechanism.

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