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