Definitions of resistance

  1. the military action of resisting the enemy's advance; " the enemy offered little resistance"
  2. group action in opposition to those in power
  3. the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease- causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs ( as in penicillin- resistant bacteria)
  4. any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
  5. The act of resisting; opposition, passive or active.
  6. 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.
  7. A means or method of resisting; that which resists.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Act of resisting: opposition: ( mech.) the power of a body which acts in opposition to the impulse of another.
  11. Act of resisting; opposition.
  12. 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.
  13. Resistant.
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