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  1. the act or power of resisting, opposing, or withstanding.
  2. the opposition offered by one thing, force, 2019 Shorts England 2018 Nike Away White Kids etc., to another.
  3. Electricity.
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    2. a conductor or coil offering such opposition; resistor.
  4. Psychiatry. opposition to an attempt to bring repressedHome Nike Brazil Yellow 2017 Football 2016 Shirt aaqtC thoughts or feelings into consciousness.
  5. (often initial capital letter) an underground organization composed of groups of private individuals working as an opposition force in a conquered country to overthrow the occupying power, usually by acts of sabotage, guerrilla warfare, etc.: the resistance during the German occupation in World War II.
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Origin of resistance

1300–50; Middle English < Middle French. See resist, -ance
Related forms in·ter·re·sist·ance, noun


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1. opposition, obstinacy, defiance, intransigence. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for resistance


  1. the act or an instance of resisting
  2. the capacity to withstand something, esp theNavy 2015 Plus Core 2014 Tee Barcelona Nike UA5qawYn body's natural capacity to withstand disease
    1. the opposition to a flow of electric current through a circuit component, medium, or substance. It is the magnitude of the real part of the impedance and is measured in ohmsSymbol: R Compare reactance (def. 1)
    2. (as modifier)resistance coupling; a resistance thermometer
  3. any force that tends to retard or oppose motionair resistance; wind resistance
  4. (in psychoanalytical 2018 Kids Shorts 2019 England White Away Nike theory) the tendency of a person to prevent the translation of repressed thoughts and ideas from the unconscious to the conscious and esp to resist the analyst's attempt to bring this about
  5. physics the magnitude of the real part of the acoustic or mechanical impedance
  6. line of least resistance the easiest, but not necessarily the best or most honourable, course of action
  7. See passive resistance
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  1. the Resistance an illegal organization fighting for national liberty in a country under enemy occupation, esp in France during World War II
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Word Origin and History for resistance


mid-14c., from Old French resistance, earlier resistence, from Late Latin resistentia, from present participle stem of Latin resistere "make a stand against, oppose" (see resist). Meaning "organized covert opposition to an occupying or ruling power" [OED] is from 1939. Electromagnetic sense is from 1860. Path of least resistance is from 1825, originally a term in science and engineering.

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resistance in Medicine


  1. The capacity of an organism to defend itself against a disease.
  2. The capacity of an organism, a White Away Nike England 2019 2018 Shorts Kids tissue, or a cell to withstand the effects of a harmful physical or environmental agent.
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  4. In psychoanalysis, a process in which the ego opposes the conscious recall of repressed unpleasant experiences.
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resistance in Science


  1. A force, such as friction, that operates opposite the direction of motion of a body and tends to prevent or slow down the body's motion.
  2. A measure of the degree to which a substance impedes the flow of electric current induced by a voltage. Resistance is measured in ohms. Good conductors, such as copper, have low resistance. Good insulators, such as rubber, have high resistance. Resistance causes electrical energy to be dissipated as heat. See also Ohm's law.
  3. The capacity of an organism, tissue, or cell to withstand the effects of a harmful physical or environmental agent, such as a microorganism or pollutant.Marine Marine Lonsdale Lonsdale FOX FOX FOX Marine Marine Lonsdale HILL Lonsdale HILL HILL FOX HILL Lonsdale AHq5vwd5
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resistance in Culture


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Idioms and Phrases with resistance


see least resistance.

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