resistance has definitions from the fields of military,physics,electricity,psychiatry,politics,medicine
[ noun ] 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"

Used in print

(U.S. Reports. Volume 366. Cases Adjudged in the...)

The Fisher_Body division , long controlled by the Fisher brothers under a voting_trust even though General_Motors owned a majority of its stock , followed an independent course for many years , but by 1947 and 1948 `` resistance had collapsed '' and its purchases from du_Pont `` compared favorably '' with purchases by other General_Motors divisions .

(A.L. Kroeber, "Semantic Contribution of Lexicostatistic...)

If word_classes differ in their resistance or liability to stem replacement within meaning slot , it is conceivable that individual meanings also differ with fair consistence trans lingually .

(Allan J. Braff and Roger F. Miller, "Wage-Price...)

Where the industry 's product price has been kept below the `` profit_maximizing '' and `` entry limiting '' prices due_to fears of public reaction , the profit seeking producers have an interest in offering little real resistance to wage demands .

We are abstracting from the fact of strikes here , but it should be obvious that the extent to which the public limit price is raised by a given increase in the basic wage rate is also a function of the show of resistance put_up by the industry .

Public indignation and resistance to wage price increases is obviously much less when the increases are on the order of 3 % per_annum than when the increases are on the order of 3 % per month .

[ noun ] (physics) any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

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(Ross E. McKinney and Howard Edde, "Aerated...)

The added resistance to the rotor damaged the drive belts and reduced the oxygen transfer capacity .

[ noun ] (physics,electricity) a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms

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(1961 Research Highlights of the National Bureau of...)

The method of calibration employs a fixed resistance element as a calorimeter .

Several germanium resistors have been thermally cycled from 300 to 4.2 * * f and their resistances have been found to be reproducible within 1 3 millidegree when temperatures were derived from a vapor_pressure thermometer whose tubing is jacketed through most_of the liquid helium .

[ noun ] (military) the military action of resisting the enemy's advance


"the enemy offered little resistance"

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[ noun ] the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)
[ noun ] (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness

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[ noun ] (physics,electricity) an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current



[ noun ] (politics) a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force



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[ noun ] (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease



[ noun ] group action in opposition to those in power