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  • n. The quality of being robust.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being robust.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being robust; strength; vigor, or the condition of the body when it has full firm flesh and sound health.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the characteristic of being strong enough to withstand intellectual challenge
  • n. the property of being strong and healthy in constitution


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  • I am not sure that testing her hypothesis to a peer-reviewable level of robustness is possible given the middling quality of the data ...

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  • Frankly, I am not sure that testing her hypothesis to a peer-reviewable level of robustness is possible given the middling quality of data and the inherent ambiguity with how particular projects must be assigned to particular congressional districts.

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  • However, increased mutational robustness caused by gene duplications pales in comparison to drift and selection as a cause for the fixation of gene duplicates, especially because the advantage of robustness is weak in many populations. page 268, Robustness and Evolvability of Living Systems

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  • (Rock can chime in about how this very simple demonstration of robustness is so, um, …, well, whatever …)

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  • Let me begin by saying that economic robustness is the only foundation for the temporalities of the state.

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  • There is a certain robustness in these stories dealing with the inexorable laws of Nature.

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  • "Any efforts to delay or water-down the agreements will jeopardize financial stability, and undermine the long-term robustness of the recovery," said Ingves, who is also governor of Sweden's central bank. -- Top News

  • However, adoption of the superhydrophobic surface treatment will ultimately depend on its long-term robustness and cost.


  • Also, no need to apologize for "robustness" - I did provoke you and intentionally try to draw you into the discussion, and am grateful for your comments!

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  • The main reason for the robustness was the banks' focus on return on investment, cost-to-income ratios and the efficient use of technology.

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