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R Reliability

The probability for any given design or process to execute within the anticipated operational or design margin for a specified period of time and under expect operating conditions with a minimum amount of stoppage due to a design or to process errors, when working under normal operations through the assume design life of a product or service.

Some tests for reliability can be MTBF, (Mean Time Between Failures), ALT, (Accelerated Life Test using temperature chambers), MTTF, (Mean Time To Failure), and Chi-Square.

Also see external failure, common cause, and special cause.

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