resilience

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin resiliō (to spring back).

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resilience (countable and uncountable, plural resiliences)

  1. (psychology, neuroscience) The mental ability to recover quickly from depression, illness or misfortune.
  2. (physics) The physical property of material that can resume its shape after being stretched or deformed; elasticity.
  3. The positive capacity of an organizational system or company to adapt and return to equilibrium due to the consequences of a crisis or failure caused by any type of disruption, including: an outage, natural disasters, man-made disasters, terrorism, or similar (particularly IT systems, archives).

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