Etymology
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resilience (n.)

1620s, "act of rebounding or springing back," often of immaterial things, from Latin resiliens, present participle of resilire "to rebound, recoil," from re- "back" (see re-) + salire "to jump, leap" (see salient (adj.)). Compare result (v.). In physical sciences, the meaning "elasticity, power of returning to original shape after compression, etc." is by 1824.

Origin and meaning of resilience

updated on October 13, 2021

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Definitions of resilience from WordNet

resilience (n.)
the physical property of a material that can return to its original shape or position after deformation that does not exceed its elastic limit;
Synonyms: resiliency
resilience (n.)
an occurrence of rebounding or springing back;
Synonyms: resiliency
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