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Resilience

RESIL'IENCE

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resilience

resilience

See also: résilience

English

Noun

resilience (countable and uncountable, plural resiliences)

  1. The mental ability to recover quickly from depression, illness or misfortune.
  2. The physical property of material that can resume its shape after being stretched or deformed; elasticity.
  3. The positive ability of a system or company to adapt itself to the consequences of a catastrophic failure caused by power outage, a fire, a bomb or similar (particularly IT systems, archives).

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