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Noun: resilience  ri'zil-yun(t)s [N. Amer], ri'zi-lee-un(t)s [Brit]
  1. The physical property of a material that can return to its original shape or position after deformation that does not exceed its elastic limit
    - resiliency
  2. An occurrence of rebounding or springing back
    - resiliency

Derived forms: resiliences

Type of: backlash, elasticity, rebound, recoil, repercussion, snap

Encyclopedia: Resilience