soft failure

soft failure

[′sȯft ′fāl·yər]
(computer science)
A failure that can be overcome without the assistance of a person with specialized knowledge to repair the device.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The protection circuit provides an indication of the severity of the problem, from a hard failure requiring immediate attention to a soft failure that can be remedied at a later time.
The hard and soft failure points identify the initial precipitation and detection limits for HASS.
A soft failure is a temporary failure that may be corrected (or will correct itself) without replacing the failed component.
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Soft Failure: Failure of a product under test that reverts to correct operation when the test stresses are reduced.
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