Resistance vs. Resistence

Views: 8,909
  • Resistance (noun)

    the refusal to accept or comply with something

    "they displayed a narrow-minded resistance to change"

  • Resistance (noun)

    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"

  • Resistance (noun)

    a secret organization resisting authority, especially in an occupied country

    "he went underground and joined the resistance"

  • Resistance (noun)

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

  • Resistance (noun)

    the ability not to be affected by something, especially adversely

    "some of us have a lower resistance to cold than others"

  • Resistance (noun)

    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"

  • Resistance (noun)

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

    "air resistance was reduced by streamlining"

  • Resistance (noun)

    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.

  • Resistance (noun)

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

  • Resistence (noun)


Oxford Dictionary
Webster Dictionary
Princeton's WordNet

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons