Translation of fail-safe in Spanish:

fail-safe

de seguridad, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈfeɪl ˈˌseɪf//ˈfeɪlseɪf/

adjective

  • 1

    (device/mechanism/circuit) de seguridad
    • Since that time the device has gone through rigorous testing to develop tamper-resistant and fail-safe systems.
    • Eyewear of the appropriate optical density is worn when using devices not equipped with fail-safe mechanisms.
    • If the potential human and economic costs are high enough, engineers who work with floodwater alleviation systems always design them with some sort of fail-safe mechanism.
    • Systems in a reactor work in fail-safe mode, which means that the failure of a system will lead to a safer mode of operation.
    • The Tangara trains are equipped with a number of fail-safe devices, including one known as a deadman's brake.
    • With modern systems that relied more on fail-safe electronic units than on mechanical devices that could break down or malfunction at any time, flying had become a lot safer these days.
    • The other thing we had noticed when Sally had come in to have the warning light checked out was that the transmission was always stuck in third gear, or fail-safe mode.
  • 2

    (infallible)
    (machine/process/system) infalible
    (machine/process/system) a toda prueba
    • As a result of the impact of failure, aerospace systems have greater redundancy and fail-safe requirements.
    • It's a cheap one, and does not seem to have some form of fail-safe opening-from-the-outside device, for people that have forgotten their keys.
    • Check the software to verify if it has fail-safe and recovery procedures.
    • For the uninitiated, most ground forces still employ a final fail-safe method for testing the air before giving the ‘all clear’ message to soldiers wearing their gas masks.
    • But should the worse-case scenario happen, Robert teaches women some fail-safe moves which would disable an assailant.
    • The campaign also has two back-up credit card transaction systems in place (one built in-house and one by a consultant) for high traffic periods and as a fail-safe procedure.
    • There were fail-safe steps in place, and they didn't work.
    • We need more certainty about bias, some dependable, fail-safe test.
    • I'm violently opposed to taking that on, but somehow I do believe that government will have to have a fail-safe protection on that piece of the retirement expense.
    • And there is no fail-safe way to prevent people from gaining access to semi-automatic weapons - without banning them from the public at large.
    • She wants not only clearer labelling but also a fail-safe device which would make it impossible for a drug to be wrongly administered.
    • If you're getting mixed signals, give the subject this fail-safe test on a piece of paper.
    • Columbia was the first spacecraft to disintegrate on re-entry to the Earth's atmosphere - and the results, in falling debris, were a shocking lesson to the engineers responsible for fail-safe planning.
    • The major motivation of new collectors seems to be the perception that art is a fail-safe investment, like a government guaranteed tax-free fixed deposit with spectacular interest rates.
    • The good news is that having your teeth professionally whitened is not only affordable, which should last a lifetime with occasional top-ups - it is also a simple, noninvasive and virtually fail-safe procedure.
    • While sensible, it is not a fail-safe precaution.
    • That is wise, but it seems to me the most fail-safe way to protect a corporate network from viruses is to prevent their entrance into the system in the first place.
    • It's pretty fail-safe, but you still have to pay attention to what you're doing.
    • In the main this system works well, but it is not entirely fail-safe.
    • They also see prompts as a means for new users to teach themselves to use a device in a fail-safe manner.