robustness

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robust +‎ -ness

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robustness (countable and uncountable, plural robustnesses)

  1. The quality of being robust.
    • 1960 March, “Talking of Trains: The Slough derailment”, in Trains Illustrated, page 132:
      The Inspecting Officer draws attention to the remarkable way in which the train held together after the final derailment; this was due in no small measure to the robustness of the buckeye couplings fitted to the coaches.

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