from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The ability to think and act calmly and efficiently, especially in an emergency.
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Focused alertness, quick-thinking resourcefulness, stabilityof thought and feeling, or good sense, especially in spite of circumstances which are distracting, stressful, or otherwise challenging.
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- noun self-control in a crisis; ability to say or do the right thing in an emergency
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