from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Resilience.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as resilience.

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  • noun resilience

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the physical property of a material that can return to its original shape or position after deformation that does not exceed its elastic limit
  • noun an occurrence of rebounding or springing back


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  • Over the years, I have been amazed at the resiliency ketabahan, daya pegas of Angie’s parents. Recently I asked them, “How have you managed to get through this experience?” ODB July 26, 2011.

    July 26, 2011