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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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In this section, we firstly develop the adjustable robust counterpart (ARC) of the SODNDP model, which incorporates the demand uncertainty into a linear programming problem via the ARO approach.
In Section 3, LMI-based robust stability criteria are proposed for verifying the robust asymptotical
GVG Krishna, CFO, Julphar, said: "The financial results of the first nine months of this year clearly reflect Julphar's robust performance and sustained growth, and put us in an advantageous position to hit our projections target for the year.
The robust optimization approach, however, has been also subjected to criticisms.
Most polystyrene is made in the US from virgin polymers, but Robust's managing director, Clive Rogers, and his co-owners believed they could make manufactured products with more than 90% recycled polymers.
Robust methods are viable options for dealing with influential observations and will be especially attractive to researchers who are uncomfortable with simply discarding influential data points without sound justification.
Casey said: "The budget is very robust because some of the venues are already there and some of the venues are committed outside that budget.
THE City watchdog warned yesterday that a significant minority of homeowners with interest-only mortgages lacked "robust" plans to repay their loan.
What do robust policies look like for open economy inflation targeters?
Traditionally, the construction market in New York City is characterized by either a robust private sector and slow public sector, or a robust public sector and a slow private sector.
-- on the back of their robust earnings performances.