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robust

adjective Referring to any method or procedure that is relatively insensitive to violations in the method’s required assumptions or rules, or a method that makes few assumptions ab initio.

robust

Statistics adjective Referring to any method or procedure that is relatively insensitive to violations in the method's required assumptions or rules, or a method that makes few assumptions ab initio

robust

1. strong and healthy.
2. in statistical terminology said of methods of analysis that are insensitive to non-normality of data distribution.
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Thus, he argues, Falk inappropriately uses only one anatomical feature -- venous drainage patterns--to group Lucy and other Hadar hominids with robust australopithecines.
To top it off, Falk's scenario of robust australopithecines who put down roots in moist, wooded areas, while their gracile counterparts roamed the savannas and developed bigger brains, presents an unsupported, "cartoon-like" picture of hominid evolution, Kimbel contends.
Conroy and Vannier have shown that Taung resembled the robust australopithecines more closely than it resembled modern humans in its sequence of dental development,' says Tobias.