Definition of robustness in English:

robustness

noun

mass noun
  • 1The quality or condition of being strong and in good condition.

    ‘the overall robustness of national and international financial systems’
    • ‘He proposed that skeletal robustness should be the most important determinant controlling the temporal resolution of the fossil record.’
    • ‘This divergence may be explained by genomic differences between these two species that are reflected in their relative robustness.’
    • ‘Such robustness of shell aperture is due to thickening of this part of the shell.’
    • ‘Overall body robustness is an important contributing factor to preservation.’
    • ‘Apatosaurus shows some positively allometric trends that probably correlate with the overall robustness of its femur.’
    • ‘We would ascribe the brow ridge's extra robustness in gorillas to causes other than eye protection.’
    • ‘These taxa are subdivided generally on the basis of robustness of the premolars.’
    • ‘Some aspects of classification are related to skeletal robustness.’
    • ‘Seedling robustness decreased with increased litter depth.’
    • ‘Bootstrap re-samplings were performed to test the robustness of trees.’
    1. 1.1 The ability to withstand or overcome adverse conditions or rigorous testing.
      ‘we can examine the robustness of our results’
      • ‘The study could reveal something to engineers about robustness of their designs.’
      • ‘We've got to work on reliability, robustness, ease of use, and range.’
      • ‘We can deliver the same data rate across the network but at double the distance and with greater robustness.’
      • ‘It protects the drive against shock from mishandling, increasing the robustness of the devices into which it's integrated.’
      • ‘This has been a powerful tool in molecular evolution despite some skepticism regarding the robustness of these methods.’
      • ‘We perform numerous simulation studies to investigate the robustness, power, and precision of our statistical mapping method.’
      • ‘Such an overlap between the results from the different analyses clearly demonstrated the robustness of the procedure.’
      • ‘The approach allows a likelihood ratio test to assess the robustness of the clock.’
      • ‘The robustness of these estimates should be checked by excluding the samples of one or more of the areas alternatively.’
      • ‘We reanalysed the data, which confirmed the robustness of our first conclusion.’

Pronunciation

robustness

/rə(ʊ)ˈbʌstnəs/