resilience

resilience
/ri zil"yeuhns, -zil"ee euhns/, n.
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.
Also, resiliency.
[1620-30; < L resili(ens), prp. of resilire to spring back, rebound (see RESILIENT) + -ENCE]

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