[ ri-zil-yuh ns, -zil-ee-uh ns or ri-zil-yuh n-see, -zil-ee-uh n-see ]
/ rɪˈzɪl yəns, -ˈzɪl i əns or rɪˈzɪl yən si, -ˈzɪl i ən si /
the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity.
ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy.
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Origin of resilience
Related formsnon·re·sil·i·ence, nounnon·re·sil·i·en·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-resilience
/ (rɪˈzɪlɪəns) /
Also: resiliency the state or quality of being resilient
ecology the ability of an ecosystem to return to its original state after being disturbed
physics the amount of potential energy stored in an elastic material when deformed
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