- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɹəʊˈbʌst/, /ɹəˈbʌst/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /ɹoʊˈbʌst/
- Rhymes: -ʌst
- Evincing strength and health; strong
- He was a robust man of six feet four.
- robust health
- A robust wall was put up.
- (Can we date this quote?) Anthony Trollope
- She was stronger, larger, more robust physically than he had hitherto conceived.
- Violent; rough; rude.
- 2011 October 1, Phil McNulty, “Everton 0 - 2 Liverpool”, in BBC Sport:
- As a frenetic opening continued, Cahill - whose robust approach had already prompted Jamie Carragher to register his displeasure to Atkinson - rose above the Liverpool defence to force keeper Pepe Reina into an athletic tip over the top.
- Requiring strength or vigor
- robust employment
- Sensible (of intellect etc.); straightforward, not given to or confused by uncertainty or subtlety
- (systems engineering) Designed or evolved in such a way as to be resistant to total failure despite partial damage.
- (software engineering) Resistant or impervious to failure regardless of user input or unexpected conditions.
- (statistics) Not greatly influenced by errors in assumptions about the distribution of sample errors.
- "More" and "most robust" are much more common than the forms ending in "-er" or "-est".
- robust in Duden online
robust (neuter singular robust, definite singular and plural robuste)
- “robust” in The Bokmål Dictionary.