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- 1. resistance, opposition, action
- usage: 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"
- 2. resistance, mechanical phenomenon
- usage: any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
- 3. electric resistance, electrical resistance, impedance, resistance, resistivity, ohmic resistance, electrical phenomenon
- usage: a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms
- 4. resistance, military action, action
- usage: the military action of resisting the enemy's advance; "the enemy offered little resistance"
- 5. immunity, resistance, condition, status
- usage: (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
- 6. resistance, capability, capacity
- usage: the capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents; "these trees are widely planted because of their resistance to salt and smog"
- 7. underground, resistance, revolutionary group
- usage: a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
- 8. resistance, unresponsiveness, deadness
- usage: the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)
- 9. resistance, unwillingness, involuntariness
- usage: (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness
- 10. resistor, resistance, electrical device
- usage: an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
- 11. resistance, group action
- usage: group action in opposition to those in power
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