- The definition of robust is a strong and healthy person or animal, something rich and full of flavor or an activity that requires someone strong and healthy to complete.
- An example of robust is a winning race horse.
- An example of robust is strong coffee.
- An example of robust is masonry work.
- strong and healthy; full of vigor; hardy
- strongly built or based; muscular or sturdy
- suited to or requiring physical strength or stamina: robust work
- rough; coarse; boisterous
- full and rich, as in flavor: a robust port wine
Origin: L robustus, oaken, hard, strong from robur, hard variety of oak, hardness, strength, earlier robus, probably akin to ruber, red
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- Full of health and strength; vigorous.
- Powerfully built; sturdy. See Synonyms at healthy.
- Requiring or suited to physical strength or endurance: robust labor.
- Rough or crude; boisterous: a robust tale.
- Marked by richness and fullness; full-bodied: a robust wine.
Origin: Latin rōbustus, from rōbur, rōbus, oak, strength; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.
- ro·bustˈly adverb
- ro·bustˈness noun
robust - Computer Definition
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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