Translation of fail-safe in Spanish:

fail-safe

Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪlseɪf/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [device/mechanism/circuit] de seguridad
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    • Eyewear of the appropriate optical density is worn when using devices not equipped with fail-safe mechanisms.
    • 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.
    1.2 (infallible) [system/process/machine] infalible, a toda prueba
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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • She wants not only clearer labelling but also a fail-safe device which would make it impossible for a drug to be wrongly administered.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.