fail-safe system

Definitions

General Science

  • noun
    (written as fail safe system)
    a system which has a predetermined state it will go to if a main program or device fails, so avoiding the problems that a complete system shutdown would produce

Aviation

  • noun
    (written as fail safe system)
    a system or device which has in-built safeguards against total failure

Computing

  • noun
    (written as fail safe system)
    a system which has a predetermined state it will go to if a main program or device fails, so avoiding the total catastrophe that a complete system shutdown would produce

Electronics

  • A system which is fail-safe.
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