Re*sil"i*ence (r?-z?l"?-ens), Re*sil"i*en*cy (-en-s?), n.


The act of resiling, springing back, or rebounding; as, the resilience of a ball or of sound.

2. Mech. & Engyn.

The mechanical work required to strain an elastic body, as a deflected beam, stretched spring, etc., to the elastic limit; also, the work performed by the body in recovering from such strain.


© Webster 1913.

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