Pronunciation: (ri-zil'yuns, -zil'ē-uns), [key]
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,re•sil'ien•cy.
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