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1. Energy (per unit of volume) released on unloading.
2. Springiness or elasticity.
[L. resilio, to spring back, rebound]


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.


Etymology: L, resilere, to spring back
1 a concept that proposes a recurrent human need to weather periods of stress and change successfully throughout life. The ability to weather each period of disruption and reintegration leaves the person better able to deal with the next change.
2 the ability of a body to return to its original form after being stretched or compressed.

resilience (r·zilˑ·yens),

n the property of a tissue that allows it to resume its former position, shape, or size after being bent, compressed, stretched, or otherwise mechanically distorted.


1. Springiness or elasticity.
2. Energy (per unit of volume) released on unloading.
[L. resilio, to spring back, rebound]

resilience (rēzil´yəns),

n 1. an act of springing back.
n 2. capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation.
n 3. the recoverable potential energy of an elastic solid body or stricture resulting from its having been subjected to stress not exceeding the elastic limit.
resilience, modulus of,
n the amount of energy stored up by a body when one unit volume is stressed to its proportional limit.
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