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Resistance vs. Resistence

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Resistancenoun

The act of resisting, or the capacity to resist.

‘widespread resistance to the new urban development plans’; ‘the resistance of bacteria to certain antibiotics’;

Resistencenoun

resistance.

Resistancenoun

(physics) A force that tends to oppose motion.

Resistancenoun

(physics) Shortened form of electrical resistance.

Resistancenoun

An underground organisation engaged in a struggle for liberation from forceful occupation; a resistance movement.

Resistancenoun

The act of resisting; opposition, passive or active.

‘When King Demetrius saw that . . . no resistance was made against him, he sent away all his forces.’;

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Resistancenoun

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.

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A means or method of resisting; that which resists.

‘Unfold to us some warlike resistance.’;

Resistancenoun

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.

Resistancenoun

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’;

Resistancenoun

any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

Resistancenoun

a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms

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Resistancenoun

the military action of resisting the enemy's advance;

‘the enemy offered little resistance’;

Resistancenoun

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

Resistancenoun

a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force

Resistancenoun

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

Resistancenoun

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

Resistancenoun

an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current

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Resistancenoun

group action in opposition to those in power

Resistancenoun

the refusal to accept or comply with something

‘they displayed a narrow-minded resistance to change’;

Resistancenoun

the use of force or violence to oppose someone or something

‘she put up no resistance to being led away’; ‘government forces were unable to crush guerrilla-style resistance’;

Resistancenoun

a secret organization resisting authority, especially in an occupied country

‘he went underground and joined the resistance’;

Resistancenoun

the underground movement formed in France during the Second World War to fight the German occupying forces and the Vichy government.

Resistancenoun

the ability not to be affected by something, especially adversely

‘some of us have a lower resistance to cold than others’;

Resistancenoun

lack of sensitivity to a drug, insecticide, etc., especially as a result of continued exposure or genetic change

‘many insects show resistance to at least one chemical’;

Resistancenoun

the impeding or stopping effect exerted by one material thing on another

‘air resistance was reduced by streamlining’;

Resistancenoun

the degree to which a substance or device opposes the passage of an electric current, causing energy dissipation. By Ohm's law resistance (measured in ohms) is equal to the voltage divided by the current.

Resistancenoun

a resistor or other circuit component which opposes the passage of an electric current.

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