speed-reliability tradeoff

speed-reliability tradeoff

[′spēd ri‚lī·ə′bil·ədē ′trād‚ȯf]
(mechanical engineering)
The relationship between the maximum speed at which a machine can move a workpiece and the reliability with which the machine's operations can be achieved to some degree of satisfaction.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.