Definition of safety-critical in English:

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safety-critical

Pronunciation: /ˈsāftēˌkridək(ə)l/

adjective

Designed or needing to be fail-safe for safety purposes.
Example sentences
  • But it has its advantages when designing safety-critical systems where people's lives are at stake.
  • They are designed for use in safety-critical automotive applications like x-by-wire, where electronics replace mechanical components.
  • It is written in Ada - 95, a programming language designed for embedded systems and safety-critical software.

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Syllabification: safe·ty-crit·i·cal

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