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Meaning of fail-soft

fail-soft

Pronunciation: (fāl'sôft", -soft"), [key]
— adj.
  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.
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