What does resilience mean?

Definitions for resilience
rɪˈzɪl yənsre·silience

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. resilience, resiliencynoun

    the physical property of a material that can return to its original shape or position after deformation that does not exceed its elastic limit

  2. resilience, resiliencynoun

    an occurrence of rebounding or springing back


  1. resiliencenoun

    The mental ability to recover quickly from depression, illness or misfortune.

    Etymology: From resilio.

  2. resiliencenoun

    The physical property of material that can resume its shape after being stretched or deformed; elasticity.

    Etymology: From resilio.

  3. resiliencenoun

    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).

    Etymology: From resilio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resiliencenoun

    alt. of Resiliency


  1. Resilience

    Resilience is an album of songs by Electronic music artist Kid 606. It was released on Tigerbeat6.


  1. Resilience

    Resilience has delivered network security appliances with the most advanced operating system. RES/OS boasts such features as open systems flexibility and life cycle management innovations for mission-critical applications. Resilience’s high performance solutions are designed for network environments where availability is essential and security must not be compromised.

Editors Contribution

  1. resilience

    The ability to adapt and manage life experiences.

    We all have resilience to empower us to learn and manage life experiences.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 3, 2016  
  2. resilience

    The ability to be flexible and change the response to create various types of movement.

    Her body has a resilience to it as a gymnast this is what she needs to perform.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 14, 2017  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of resilience in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of resilience in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of resilience in a Sentence

  1. Michelle Koyama:

    The country can't afford to be locking in to a hugely polluting, expensive and carbon-intensive mega project at a time when — more than ever — we need to act against the climate crisis, protect the resilience of vulnerable, water scarce areas and preserve our limited state funds and resources for projects with positive outcomes and benefits for all.

  2. Central Police Department:

    Instead of showing the strength and resilience of our community during this difficult time, Mr. Spell has chosen to embarrass us for his own self-promotion, this is not an issue over religious liberty, and its not about politics.

  3. England Governor Mark Carney:

    The important thing for us as members of the FSB is to be moving in parallel with these developments and not be stifling innovation, but being able to apply them in a way that improves the resilience of the system.

  4. Purvi Raniga:

    Each deep breath taken during Yoga practice builds internal strength and resilience.

  5. Eric Rosengren:

    Japan, like the United States, might benefit from considering an expanded set of macroprudential tools to enhance the financial system's resilience.

Images & Illustrations of resilience

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  • مرونةArabic
  • odolnostCzech
  • modstandskraftDanish
  • Resilienz, Elastizität, elastisches VerformungsarbeitsaufnahmevermögenGerman
  • ψυχολογική αντοχή, ελαστικότητα, επανατακτικότητα, ακαμψιμότητα, επαναπροσαρμοστικότητα, ανθεκτικότηταGreek
  • rezistoEsperanto
  • elasticidad, resiliencia, resistenciaSpanish
  • حالت ارتجاعیPersian
  • kimmoisuus, sietokyky, lannistumattomuus, sitkeys, joustavuus, sinnikkyysFinnish
  • résilience, résistanceFrench
  • लचीलाताHindi
  • stressztűrés, terhelhetőség, rugalmasság, stressztűrő képesség, ellenállóképességHungarian
  • ketahananIndonesian
  • resilienza, elasticitàItalian
  • חוסןHebrew
  • 回復力Japanese
  • 탄성, 회복력Korean
  • mollitiaLatin
  • veerkracht, herstellingsvermogenDutch
  • motstandsdyktighetNorwegian
  • odporność, sprężystośćPolish
  • resiliênciaPortuguese
  • rezistentaRomanian
  • устойчивость, гибкость, эластичность, упругостьRussian
  • elasticitetSwedish
  • లాఘవముTelugu
  • ความยืดหยุ่นThai
  • elastikiyet, dayanıklılık, rezilyans, yaylanma, elastiklik, çabuk iyileşme özelliğiTurkish
  • стійкістьUkrainian
  • لچکUrdu
  • khả năng phục hồiVietnamese
  • ריזיליאַנסYiddish
  • 弹性Chinese

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    marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
    • A. aligned
    • B. suspicious
    • C. abrupt
    • D. blistering

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