resilience

[ri-zil-yuhns, -zil-ee-uhns]
noun
1.
the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity.
2.
ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy.
Also, resiliency.


Origin:
1620–30; < Latin resili(ēns), present participle of resilīre to spring back, rebound (see resilient) + -ence

nonresilience, noun
nonresiliency, noun
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resilience (rɪˈzɪlɪəns)
 
n
1.  Also: resiliency the state or quality of being resilient
2.  ecology the ability of an ecosystem to return to its original state after being disturbed
3.  physics the amount of potential energy stored in an elastic material when deformed

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resilience
1620s, from L. resiliens, prp. of resilire "to rebound, recoil," from re- "back" + salire "to jump, leap" (see salient). Cf. result.
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  of resiliency.
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