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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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Islamabad [Pakistan] February 13 ( ANI ): Pakistan Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir on Tuesday said the Pakistan government will respond robustly to any aggression from India's side.
My message to those who carry weapons is that this stops now we will find you and we will deal with you robustly.
My own opinions, however robustly I may expound them, do not imply any lack of respect for any who may have held alternative views.
Cllr Durkin denied the allegations and said he would robustly defend his position, but could not comment further due to the impending panel.
Chief Inspector Shane Hancock, of Hereford Police, said officers would not be out to stop people having fun, but said they would deal robustly with anyone causing a problem.
Chief Inspector Graham Stubbs said: "I hope this operation reassures the law-abiding majority in our local communities that we will deal robustly with bad behaviour.
In the article, we argued that meteorologic factors can be robustly applied as a predictor for seasonal variations in children's BPb, which can be used as a potential tool for health care clinicians in the fight to eliminate lead poisoning in youth.
NEW YORK - The nation's manufacturing sector shook off the impact of Hurricane Katrina and expanded robustly during September, but prices for raw materials surged, raising the specter of higher inflation and interest rates.
Carried on the current of Philip Glass' robustly spiritual music, the dance is a celebration of life.
She covers the names of the parts of a plant and how they work together, explaining how treating various parts in various ways can make plants grow robustly.
By definition they will probably be robustly built; they will be capable of adaptation, and not just in relation to their initial use; they will be reasonably efficient (or easy to make so) from the point of view of energy consumption; often they will be bigger in volume if not area; they will sometimes be over-engineered in relation to their first use.
Having desensitized us to their satisfaction regarding heterosexual sex, Hollywood now sees fit to propagate the love that won't speak its name as often and as robustly as possible.