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