bathtub curve


The shape (resembling a vertical section along a bath) of a graph of the failure rate of electronics against time: initially high (infant mortality), dropping to near zero for most of the system's lifetime, then rising again when it wears out. See also burn-in period.

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Last updated: 2023-11-22

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