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Meaning & Definition of Resistance in English

English

Resistance

/rɪzɪstəns/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • resistance
  • ,
  • opposition

2. Any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

    synonym:
  • resistance

3. A material's opposition to the flow of electric current

  • Measured in ohms
    synonym:
  • electric resistance
  • ,
  • electrical resistance
  • ,
  • impedance
  • ,
  • resistance
  • ,
  • resistivity
  • ,
  • ohmic resistance

4. The military action of resisting the enemy's advance

  • "The enemy offered little resistance"
    synonym:
  • resistance

5. (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease

    synonym:
  • immunity
  • ,
  • resistance

6. The capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents

  • "These trees are widely planted because of their resistance to salt and smog"
    synonym:
  • resistance

7. A secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force

    synonym:
  • underground
  • ,
  • resistance

8. The degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)

    synonym:
  • resistance

9. (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness

    synonym:
  • resistance

10. An electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current

    synonym:
  • resistor
  • ,
  • resistance

11. Group action in opposition to those in power

    synonym:
  • resistance

Examples of using

Superconductivity occurs when a metal loses all resistance to the flow of an electric current.