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robust

(esp of wines) having a rich full-bodied flavour

robust

Said of a system that has demonstrated an ability to recover gracefully from the whole range of exceptional inputs and situations in a given environment. One step below bulletproof. Carries the additional connotation of elegance in addition to just careful attention to detail. Compare smart, opposite: brittle.

robust

Refers to software without bugs that handles abnormal conditions well. It is often said that there is no software package totally bug free. Any program can exhibit odd behavior under certain conditions, but a robust program will not lock up the computer, cause damage to data or send the user through an endless chain of dialog boxes without purpose. Whether or not a program can be totally bug free will be debated forever. See industrial strength.
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Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and other RRCC members, began restocking robust redhorse fingerlings produced from Oconee River adults into Georgia's Broad, Ocmulgee, and Ogeechee rivers to augment the populations there.
Various scientists have speculated that the teeth enabled robust australopithecines to eat tough foods, such as nuts, hard fruits, and the seeds of grasses.
Lacey was 16% higher yielding than Robust and 3% higher than Stander in Minnesota (1996-1999).
This unique combination of software and hardware allows Ditech to deliver Voice Quality of Service (VQoS), a robust and cost-effective solution for voice enhancement (including noise reduction) and echo cancellation.
Because NAS is so immediately responsive to the urgent storage needs of the market, providing robust storage with simple installation and cost-effective management, it is perceived that the fantastic demand for NAS will disrupt or eventually eliminate the demand for SAN.
The objective of robust process engineering is to find the settings for the controllable inputs that maximize the total utility.
StreamLine, eScene's flagship product, is a robust and scalable Web-based application that enables businesses to publish, manage, and distribute rich media content for corporate training, communications, marketing, and commerce.
Most facial traits of robust australopithecines arose as developmental by-products of their unusual set of teeth, she proposes.
We are pleased to offer full statistical modeling support because it helps take the mystery out of this process, leading to a robust solution and faster time to market for our customers.
Falk argues that the robust australopithecines avoided the hot expanses of savanna and instead frequented wooded areas near lakes and rivers, where they mainly munched nuts and seeds (SN: 7/2/88, p.
Fiserv leaders attribute this growth to Paytraxx's robust functionality, aggressive development plans and superior integration with other Fiserv solutions.