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robust

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Etymology

From Latin rōbustus, from rōbur, rōbus, "strength", "hard timber", "oak".

Adjective

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  1. Evincing strength; indicating vigorous health; strong; sinewy; muscular; vigorous; sound; as, a robust body; robust youth; robust health.
    He was a robust man of six feet four.
    • Anthony Trollope (1815-1882)
      She was stronger, larger, more robust physically than he had hitherto conceived.
  2. Violent; rough; rude.
  3. Requiring strength or vigor; as, robust employment.
  4. Sensible (of intellect etc.); straightforward, not given to or confused by uncertainty or subtlety;
  5. (In systems engineering, said of a system) Designed or evolved in such a way as to be resistant to total failure despite partial damage.
  6. In software engineering, a characteristic of a program that means resistant or impervious to failure regardless of user input or unexpected conditions.

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