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1. Energy (per unit of volume) released on unloading.
2. Springiness or elasticity.
[L. resilio, to spring back, rebound]
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1. The ability to recover quickly from illness, change, or misfortune; buoyancy.
2. The property of a material that enables it to resume its original shape or position after being bent, stretched, or compressed; elasticity.
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1. Springiness or elasticity.
2. Energy (per unit of volume) released on unloading.
[L. resilio, to spring back, rebound]
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