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resilience

or re·sil·ien·cy

[ri-zil-yuh ns, -zil-ee-uh ns or ri-zil-yuh n-see, -zil-ee-uh n-see]
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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.
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Origin of resilience

1620–30; < Latin resili(ēns), present participle of resilīre to spring back, rebound (see resilient) + -ence
Related formsnon·re·sil·i·ence, nounnon·re·sil·i·en·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-resilience

resilience

noun
  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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Word Origin and History for non-resilience

resilience

n.

1620s, "act of rebounding," from Latin resiliens, present participle of resilire "to rebound, recoil," from re- "back" (see re-) + salire "to jump, leap" (see salient (adj.)). Cf. result (v.). Meaning "elasticity" is from 1824.

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