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1 definition by Enrique Mora

mean time between failures. it is used to measure the reliability of machines or systems. It is the result of dividing the total work time planned by the number of stoppages due to equipment failure.
In the american automobile plants mtbf has been found to be just 30% of that at the japanese makers, even in the US, like honda and toyota
by Enrique Mora February 20, 2004
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