re·sil·i·ence re·sil·i·en·cy n.
1. The act of springing back, rebounding, or resiling; as, the resilience of a ball or of sound.
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.
n 1: the physical property of a material that can return to its
original shape or position after deformation that does
not exceed its elastic limit [syn: resiliency]
2: an occurrence of rebounding or springing back [syn: resiliency]