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Definitions of resistance

  1. a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with; "he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"; "despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the military action of resisting the enemy's advance; "the enemy offered little resistance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. group action in opposition to those in power Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. The act of resisting; opposition, passive or active. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The quality of not yielding to force or external pressure; that power of a body which acts in opposition to the impulse or pressure of another, or which prevents the effect of another power; as, the resistance of the air to a body passing through it; the resistance of a target to projectiles. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A means or method of resisting; that which resists. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A certain hindrance or opposition to the passage of an electrical current or discharge offered by conducting bodies. It bears an inverse relation to the conductivity, -- good conductors having a small resistance, while poor conductors or insulators have a very high resistance. The unit of resistance is the ohm. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The act of opposing; a striving against; any force that works against another; the amount of power possessed by a body to oppose the passage through it of an electric current. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Resistant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. 1. A passive force exerted in opposition to another and active force. 2. The opposition in a conductor to the passage of a current of electricity, whereby there is a loss of energy and a production of heat. 3. The power residing in the red blood cells to resist hemolysis and to preserve their shape under varying degrees of osmotic pressure in the liquor sanguinis. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  18. Act of resisting: opposition: (mech.) the power of a body which acts in opposition to the impulse of another. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Act of resisting; opposition. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. The act of resisting; opposition; that power of a body which acts in opposition to the impulse or pressure of another, or which prevents the effect of another power. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. Opposition; hindrance; the powers by which motion in a body is diminished or destroyed. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. A certain hindrance or opposition to the passage of an electrical current or discharge offered by conducting bodies. It bears an inverse relation to the conductivity, good conductors having a small resistance, while poor conductors or insulators have a very high resistance. The unit of resistance is the ohm. dictgcide_fs
  23. (Power of) resisting (passives., refusal to comply; something with greater r. for its weight than steel); hindrance, impeding or stopping effect, exercised by material thing upon another (overcome the r. of the air; r. of fluids varies with their specific gravity; line of r., direction in which it acts; take line of least r. fig., adopt easiest method or course); (Electr., Magnet., Heat) non-conductivity; (Electr.) part of apparatus used to offer definite r. to current. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. In psycho-analysis the unconscious energy devoted to the retention of repressed material expressed through antagonism to the analyst. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  25. n. Act of resisting;- quality of not yielding to force or external impression; opposition; rebuff; hindrance; check. Cabinet Dictionary

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