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Resiliency   Listen
noun
resiliency, resilience  n.  
1.
The act of springing back, rebounding, or resiling; as, the resilience of a ball or of sound.
2.
The power or inherent property of returning to the form from which a substance is bent, stretched, compressed, or twisted; elasticity(1); springiness; of objects and substances.
3.
Hence: The power or ability to recover quickly from a setback, depression, illness, overwork or other adversity; buoyancy; elasticity(2); of people.
4.
(Mech. & Engin.) The mechanical work required to strain an elastic body, as a deflected beam, stretched spring, etc., to the elastic limit; also, the work performed by the body in recovering from such strain.






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"Resiliency" Quotes from Famous Books



... consilience of Inductions or Hypotheses is not a sufficient proof of their truth, it is still a condition of it; nonconsilience is a suspicious circumstance, and resilience (so to speak), or mutual repugnance, is fatal to ...
— Logic - Deductive and Inductive • Carveth Read

... a land of austerut simplicity, decomposes the mind into corresponding states of primal contentment and resilience. There arises before our phantasy a new perspective of human affairs; a suggestion of well-being wherein the futile complexities and disharmonies of our age shall have no place. To discard these wrappings, to claim kinship with ...
— Old Calabria • Norman Douglas



Words linked to "Resiliency" :   resile, resilience, snap, backlash, rebound



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