fail soft

   The ability of a system to detect component failures and modify its processing temporarily to prevent irretrievable loss of data or equipment.

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  • fail-soft — /fayl sawft , soft /, adj. pertaining to or noting facilities built into a system, as in an automobile or a computer, for continuing operations on an interim basis and probably with reduced efficiency, if parts of the system fail. [play on FAIL… …   Universalium

  • fail-soft — /fayl sawft , soft /, adj. pertaining to or noting facilities built into a system, as in an automobile or a computer, for continuing operations on an interim basis and probably with reduced efficiency, if parts of the system fail. [play on FAIL… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fail-soft system —    Any computer system that is designed to fail gracefully, with the minimum amount of data or program destruction, when part of the system malfunctions. Fail soft systems close down nonessential functions and operate at a reduced capacity until… …   Dictionary of networking

  • fail-soft system — palaipsniui gendanti sistema statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. fail soft system; graceful degradation system vok. System mit schrittweisem Ausfall, n rus. система с постепенным отказом, f pranc. système à dégradation graduelle, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • Soft Warps — A term given to warps that are undersized. On undersized yarns the healds and reed rub the fibres into runners or small beads which fail to pass through the reed and cause an excessive number of thread breakages …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Soft drink — A glass of cola A soft drink (also called soda, pop, coke,[1] soda pop, fizzy drink, tonic, or carbonated beverage) is a non alcoholic beverage that typically contains water (often, but not always carbonated water), a sweetener, and a …   Wikipedia

  • Soft error — In electronics and computing, an error is a signal or datum which is wrong. Errors may be caused by a defect, usually understood either to be a mistake in design or construction, or a broken component. A soft error is also a signal or datum which …   Wikipedia

  • soft — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. supple, pliant; faint, low; kind, lenient; easy. See softness, faintness, leniency, facility. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Pliable] Syn. malleable, pliant, elastic; see flexible 1 . 2. [Soft to the… …   English dictionary for students

  • Soft City — Infobox Book author= Jonathan Raban name= Soft City isbn= ISBN 0 525 20661 2 release date= 1974 publisher= The Harvill Press Soft City is the first book written by Jonathan Raban, and published by The Harvill Press in 1974. A vivid, often funny… …   Wikipedia

  • fail — Synonyms and related words: abandon, abort, age, bankrupt, be a gas, be a hit, be caught napping, be found wanting, be inferior, be insufficient, be neglectful, be negligent, be ruined, be unfaithful, be unsuccessful, become insolvent, bill, bomb …   Moby Thesaurus


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