Definitions for "Infant mortality"
Keywords:  mortality, birthday, die, baby, born
the percentage of babies who die within the first year of life.
Infant mortality refers to the death of a live born infant within the first year of life.
(for full details, see generational hypothesis) Infant mortality or the generational hypothesis is the observation that, in most cases, young objects are much more likely to die than old objects.
The initial operating period during which a robot or a robot population exhibits a high failure rate which decreases rapidly until it stabilizes at time t1 as failed components are replaced. (R15.05-3)
The high conditional probability of failure due to manufacturing defects, design, installation, or startup procedures during the period immediately after an item enters service.
Failures that occur within a short time of initial operation, generally in the first few hours.