Meaning of resilience

re•sil•ience

Pronunciation: (ri-zil'yuns, -zil'ē-uns), [key]
— 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.
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