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Definition of resilience noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the ability of people or things to feel better quickly after something unpleasant, such as shock, injury, etc. He showed great courage and resilience in fighting back from a losing position to win the game.
  2. 2the ability of a substance to return to its original shape after it has been bent, stretched, or pressed the natural beauty and resilience of wool
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