from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Resilience.

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  • n. resilience

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as resilience.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the physical property of a material that can return to its original shape or position after deformation that does not exceed its elastic limit
  • n. an occurrence of rebounding or springing back


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The 10 hour course on resiliency is taught by "Master Trainers" who themselves are soldiers who have had 10 days of training to become skilled enough to encourage resiliency and strength, and to prevent suicide in their charges.

    Scott Mendelson, M.D.: Soldier Suicides And The Dumbing Down Of Military Mental Health Care

  • And finally -- what if these greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies worked in tandem with successful economic development of emerging economies, and to the long-term resiliency of communities?

    Roger Platt: From Cancún Compromises to Concrete Action: We Don't Need a Binding Deal to Act Now on Efficiency

  • I believe resiliency is the key to success and survival.

    January 2007

  • In the second half, we'll be down and the resiliency is starting to be there.

  • Because of this independence of each other, and to some extent of the national economic and political winds that may be blowing at the moment, an extractive economy has a certain resiliency, a resistance to external influences and a toughness that may be far less evident in an industrial one.

    Canada's To-day

  • But even with a victory over the rival Cougars, this finish is a complete change from a year ago, when the Huskies were the definition of resiliency in winning their final three games to reach bowl eligibility.

    The Seattle Times

  • It is quite possible that the U.S. dollar will lose some status as reserve currency, but it is very hard to see a viable currency alternative to the long-term resiliency of the U.S.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Kay also addressed the long-term resiliency of the ski business, describing how she first came to Summit County during the 1980-1981 drought winter, also during a tough economic time.

    Summit Daily News - Top Stories

  • "miracle" seeds may alleviate hunger in the short term, such "aid" merely perpetuates a downward cycle and does nothing to improve the long-term resiliency of the land.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Evercore analyst Patrick Wang called the "resiliency" of Intel's business "remarkable," and said the PC business was much better than analysts were expecting.

    Intel Bucks Views; Net Rises 17%


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