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fail-safe • adj. causing a piece of machinery or other mechanism to revert to a safe condition in the event of a breakdown or malfunction. ∎  unlikely or unable to fail: that computer is supposed to be fail-safe. • n. a system or plan that comes into operation when something goes wrong or prevents such an occurrence.

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fail-safe

fail-safe Denoting or relating to a computer system that does not make an error in spite of the occurrence of a single fault. See also fault-tolerant system.

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