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.