Definition of robustness in US English:

robustness

noun

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

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

Pronunciation

robustness

/rōˈbəstnəs//roʊˈbəstnəs/