Definitions of resistance:
  • noun:   the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
    Example: "He encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"
  • noun:   the military action of resisting the enemy's advance
    Example: "The enemy offered little resistance"
  • noun:   group action in opposition to those in power
  • noun:   (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness
  • noun:   the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)
  • noun:   any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
  • noun:   an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
  • noun:   a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
  • noun:   (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
  • noun:   a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms

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