[ri-zil-yuh ns, -zil-ee-uh ns] /rɪˈzɪl yəns, -ˈzɪl i əns/
the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity.
ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy.
Also resiliency. the state or quality of being resilient
(ecology) the ability of an ecosystem to return to its original state after being disturbed
(physics) the amount of potential energy stored in an elastic material when deformed
1620s, “act of rebounding,” from Latin resiliens, present participle of resilire “to rebound, recoil,” from re- “back” (see re-) + salire “to jump, leap” (see salient (adj.)). Cf. result (v.). Meaning “elasticity” is from 1824.
[ri-zil-yuh nt, -zil-ee-uh nt] /rɪˈzɪl yənt, -ˈzɪl i ənt/ adjective 1. springing back; rebounding. 2. returning to the original form or position after being bent, compressed, or stretched. 3. recovering readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyant. /rɪˈzɪlɪənt/ adjective 1. (of an object or material) capable of regaining its original shape or position […]
[non-ri-zis-tuh ns] /ˌnɒn rɪˈzɪs təns/ noun 1. the policy or practice of not resisting violence or established authority, even when tyrannical, by force.
[non-ri-zis-tuh ns] /ˌnɒn rɪˈzɪs təns/ noun 1. the policy or practice of not resisting violence or established authority, even when tyrannical, by force. n. 1640s, from non- + resistance.
[non-ri-zis-tuh nt] /ˌnɒn rɪˈzɪs tənt/ adjective 1. not able, conditioned, or constructed to withstand the effect of something, as a disease, a specific change in temperature, or harsh treatment; susceptible to damage or ill effects. 2. not ; passively obedient. noun 3. a person who does not resist force. 4. a person who maintains that […]