the ability of a system or organization to respond to or recover readily from a crisis, disruptive process, etc.:Cities can build resilience to climate change by investing in infrastructure.
- Also re·sil·ien·cy [ri-zil-yuhn-see, -zil-ee-uhn-see] /rɪˈzɪl yən si, -ˈzɪl i ən si/ .
- non·re·sil·i·ence, noun
- non·re·sil·i·en·cy, noun
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How to use resilience in a sentence
The focus of this work is extreme adversity, such as being orphaned, rather than everyday challenges, which might teach beneficial resilience.Puberty can repair the brain’s stress responses after hardship early in life | Esther Landhuis | August 28, 2020 | Science News
Now the pandemic has delivered a wake-up call that some are stretched too thin—and it’s time to build more safeguards and resilience into the system.COVID-19 and climate change expose the dangers of unstable supply chains | matthewheimer | August 27, 2020 | Fortune
Growing research suggests that some adversity — such as dealing with a bad grade or a challenging friendship — can help a child build resilience.
In one 2010 study, researchers wanted to understand how pain and stress affect resilience.A bit of stress may help young people build resilience | Esther Landhuis | August 27, 2020 | Science News For Students
The app is designed to help users regulate their heart rhythms and mental well-being to achieve a state of “coherence,” characterized by reduced stress, increased resilience, and better overall emotional health.
Throughout the next year, the city changed but it's resilience never did.
They each have a unique struggle and their own reserves of resilience and humor.Filming a Beautiful Town in Decay: ‘Rich Hill’ and the Elusive American Dream | Tracy Droz Tragos | July 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I am awed by the resilience of these people whose sexual identities are literally a matter of life and death.
The resilience Project will mail kits to individuals who sign up to participate.
This summer, the resilience Project will begin accepting DNA samples from individuals around the world.
She walked, as always, with the elastic resilience of unfettered youth.The Highgrader | William MacLeod Raine
Whole chapters could supply no clearer tribute to his resilience and entire adequacy.Where the Pavement Ends | John Russell
The German temperament has not the initiative, the resilience, which are the prime conditions of a successful revolution.German Problems and Personalities | Charles Sarolea
A general elasticity of structure, a suggestion of sinews and physical resilience characterizes this type.How to Analyze People on Sight | Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
The hour of sleep had been enough to restore her resilience.The Sheriff's Son | William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for resilience
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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