What does the word elasticity mean?

Usage examples for elasticity

  1. It adds to its solidity, insures tightness by closing all of the spaces between the loose, irregular stones, and binds together the macadam crust in a way that gives it firmness, elasticity, and durability." – The Future of Road-making in America by Archer Butler Hulbert
  2. At the time I placed it to the daughter's charms, and to the need my spirits were in of recovering their elasticity. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  3. This was the first time in my life that I had been the victim of brutal, cowardly oppression, and I was unequal to the shock; but my elasticity of mind was soon restored, and I viewed it with the indignant contempt it deserved. – American Prisoners of the Revolution by Danske Dandridge