[feyl-sawft, -soft] /ˈfeɪlˌsɔft, -ˌsɒft/
pertaining to or noting facilities built into a system, as in an automobile or a computer, for continuing operations on an interim basis and probably with reduced efficiency, if parts of the system fail.
[feyl-seyf] /ˈfeɪlˌseɪf/ adjective 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. 2. equipped with a secondary system that insures continued operation even if the primary system fails. 3. (sometimes initial capital […]
[feyl-yer] /ˈfeɪl yər/ noun 1. an act or instance of or proving unsuccessful; lack of success: His effort ended in failure. The campaign was a failure. 2. nonperformance of something due, required, or expected: a failure to do what one has promised; a failure to appear. 3. a subnormal quantity or quality; an insufficiency: the […]
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- Failure-directed testing
programming (Or “heuristics testing”) Software testing based on the knowledge of the types of errors made in the past that are likely for the system under test. (1996-05-16)