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resilience

noun
     
Related topics: Physics
re‧sil‧i‧ence also re‧sil‧i‧en‧cy [uncountable]
1 the ability to become strong, happy, or successful again after a difficult situation or event [↪ toughness]
resilience of
the resilience of youth
People showed remarkable resilience during the war.
2HP the ability of a substance such as rubber to return to its original shape after it has been pressed or bent

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