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Definition of "reliable" []

  • Capable of being relied on; dependable: a reliable assistant; a reliable car. (adjective)
  • Yielding the same or compatible results in different clinical experiments or statistical trials. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reliable" in a sentence
  • "Terry Cunha says it's just better for America to get more of its oil from what he calls a reliable neighbor."
  • "Would not surprise me at all, however, I can state from personal experience that at least 1 of the big 3 U.S. car makers withhold data from these "black boxes" & have heard stories, from what I call reliable sources, that they have even gone to storage areas to remove them if a death was involved."
  • "They say will make it easier for small groups and individuals to buy what they call reliable insurance that these people will be able to trust."