From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreliablere‧li‧a‧ble /rɪˈlaɪəbəl/ ●●○ AWL adjective DEPEND ON/RELY ONsomeone or something that is reliable can be trusted or depended on SYN dependable, → rely a birth control method that is cheap and reliable Miller was a quiet and reliable man. —reliably adverb —reliability /rɪˌlaɪəˈbɪləti/ noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpusreliable• The system is new, but so far it seems to be reliable.• Don't worry, my car is reliable.• It's strange Ben isn't here. He's usually so reliable.• My car's quite old, but it's still pretty reliable.• Another useful and reliable intuition is that of recurrence of semantic contrast, or semantic proportion.• Do you have a reliable map of the area?• And still no ship owned a reliable means for establishing her whereabouts.• Eating sensibly and taking regular exercise is a fairly reliable method of losing weight.• In many offices the most reliable people with the longest service are the secretaries.• But the single most reliable route to growth is probably to sell off everything but the core business.• reliable statistics• In those days there was no reliable system of transportation between Alaska and the rest of the US.• I am not aware of any reliable testing done on herbal products.• In Africa, cellular phones are often the only reliable way of communicating.• Is there a reliable way to measure the intelligence of the gut brain?From Longman Business Dictionaryreliablere‧li‧a‧ble /rɪˈlaɪəbəl/ adjective someone or something that is reliable can be trusted or depended ona good, reliable workerThe system will be more reliable than the current equipment. —reliability noun [uncountable]The design delivers reliability and performance.