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resilience

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Singular
resilience

Plural
resiliences

  1. Resilience is the mental strength to recover from misfortune.
    He needed resilience to continue working after the death of his wife.
  2. (physics) Resilience is elasticity, how much something can stretch.
    The scientists measured the resilience of the metal beam.

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