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fail-soft

[feyl-sawft, -soft] /ˈfeɪlˌsɔft, -ˌsɒft/
adjective
1.
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.
Origin of fail-soft
play on fail-safe
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