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resilience

[rə′zil·yəns]
(computer science)
The ability of computer software to be used for long periods of time.
(mechanics)
Ability of a strained body, by virtue of high yield strength and low elastic modulus, to recover its size and form following deformation.
The work done in deforming a body to some predetermined limit, such as its elastic limit or breaking point, divided by the body's volume.

resilience

The ability of a body that has been subjected to an external force to recover its size and shape, following deformation.
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The programme entails recruiting almost 11,000 young people in Blackpool and involving them at every level including training, commissioning, and promotion, to provide best practice resilience services and support.
To reduce this gap, GCC governments are equipping organisations in the region with the necessary tools to build resilience across industries.
He also mentioned the efforts of the government to implement a two-pronged strategy on earthquake resilience in preparation for the 'Big One.'
The summit was attended by over 200 enterprise leaders and key representatives from the government, humanitarian sector, and business sector who shared their best practices in strengthening MSME's disaster resilience and mapped out next steps in promoting enterprise resilience in the country.
After eight weeks, there was a 25 percent improvement in resilience among employees with severe emotional and workplace stress who completed two to three online activities each week.
Resilience has become a buzzword wrapped around myriad programs to support Lebanon's social and economic well-being during the Syrian refugee crisis.
The event took place in the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, and comprised three panel discussions covering themes of Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy, Resilience and Society, and Resilience and the Globalizing Economy.
A concern for his own welfare and that of his colleagues led him to research how staff can maintain their well-being and resilience; to discover what factors can build resilience and what can undermine it.
Mindfulness and resilience are psychological strengths that can enhance subjective well-being of individuals.
The goal of "The Disaster Resiliency Challenge: Transforming Theory to Action" is to assist future community leaders and professionals with the subsystem components and the actions that must be taken to insure community resilience, and to alert them to the potential pitfalls when adapting their community to the challenges that continually change.
Many scales such as the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale have been developed to measure resilience (Connor and Davidson, 2003).
By introducing, for the first time, the concepts of 'capacities' and 'pressures', this new tool brings much more rigour and effectiveness to the assessment of resilience and fragility, especially since it takes greater account of the national context," said Sibry Tapsoba, Director of the Transition States Coordination Office (RDTS).