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See also: résilience



From resilio +‎ -ence, from Latin resiliō (to spring back).


  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈzɪl.ɪ.əns/
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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 after a crisis, failure or any kind of disruption, including: an outage, natural disasters, man-made disasters, terrorism, or similar (particularly IT systems, archives).
  4. The capacity to resist destruction or defeat, especially when under extreme pressure.

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