resilience or resiliency [ri-zil-yuh ns, -zil-ee-uh ns]
1. the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity.
2. ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy.
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Origin: 1620-30; < Latin resili(ēns), present participle of resilīre to spring back, rebound (see resilient) + -ence
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