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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.
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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
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We will defend robustly every inch of Pakistan's soil," Pakistan Defence Minister said.
"The council will continue to deal with these encampments robustly. It will never be quick enough for some
"We will continue to enforce sanctions robustly in order to secure a comprehensive and final settlement that fully addresses the real and substantive concerns of the international community."
New guidance issued by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) earlier this year said that communications that included threats of violence or damage to property; specifically targeted individuals, or that may breach a court order should be "prosecuted robustly" if there was enough evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction.
"As a result of a legal challenge, which the Government intends to defend robustly, we have not yet signed the contract with First West Coast, and consequently the competition remains live," she told MPs in a written statement.
"This summer a significant attempt on the Foreign Office system was foiled, and we will respond as robustly as to any security threat."
"Instructions have been issued to UNAMID military and police units that attacks on UNAMID patrols are to be responded to robustly and in accordance with the rules of engagement and the Status of Force Agreement (SOFA)," Gambari said.
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.
Robustly engineered and powder coated to resist chemical spillage, the tool can provide years of trouble-free, low-maintenance operation.
ENI--Poland's Roman Catholic nuns withstood pressure from the communist-era secret police far more robustly than male clergy, some new research shows.
This robustly constructed machine is both powerful and versatile, delivering 320A at a 30 per cent duty cycle and capable of being used with interconnection cables up to 35m long.
An international agency called Eden Again is now reflooding the marshes; it says 45 per cent of the area has been "robustly" recovered, allowing the marsh dwellers to continue weaving huts and mats from reeds as they've been doing for three millennia.