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- n. The characteristic of being dependable; the ability to be depended upon.
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- n. the trait of being dependable or reliable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being dependable or reliable
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Nuclear plants have achieved a utilization factor of 90 percent because they can operate 24 hours a day year-round regardless of weather, whereas dependability is a major consideration in the use of wind and solar energy for generation of electricity.
Separately, J.D. Power released its annual long-term dependability study, which found that 25 of 36 vehicle brands improved.
They'll also need another strong performance from McGahee, dependability from the receiving corps and a typical strong output from the defense.
Historically, J.D. Power's Initial Quality Survey, which measures how many problems new cars have in the months after purchase, has been shown to be a good predictor of longer-term dependability.
In short, the VDS is an indicator of longer-term dependability, rather than merely a new-model snapshot.
Overall, the industry continues to make steady quality improvements, with 25 of the 36 vehicle brands increasing long-term dependability ratings in 2010 over 2009, he said.
"Our customers look to ASUS to provide cost effective solutions that include innovative features such as the Sonata Long Life Battery, which offers not only long term dependability but is also environmentally friendly," said Rudy Magna, Director of Sales, ASUS Computer
The study also finds that long-term dependability has a significant positive effect on repurchase intent.
The study finds that several brands that perform well in long-term dependability in 2010 are avoided at relatively high rates due to consumer concerns about dependability.
"The improvements in long-term dependability and component replacement rates are good news for both consumers and manufacturers," said Sargent.
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