Absorption (glossary)

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The ability of a system to withstand a disturbance without a fundamental breakdown in the system’s performance or structure -- adapted from (Woods 2006)


Woods, David D. 2006. "Essential Characteristics of Resilience." In E. Hollnagel, D. D. Woods, and N. Leveson. "Resilience Engineering: Concepts and Precepts." Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publlishing Limited.


This definition is in the context of resilience for which David Woods is an authority.

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