General Science

  • adjective referring to someone or something that can be trusted


  • That which can be depended upon to provide a level of operation or function at or above a given level, when used under specified conditions.
  • That which displays consistency. For example, multiple experiments which provide similar results.

Information & Library Science

  • adjective able to be trusted or depended on to function or behave as expected


  • adjective that or who can be trusted to do something, e.g. to work properly or to be on time