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re·sis·tance

 (rĭ-zĭs′təns)
n.
1. The act or an instance of resisting or the capacity to resist.
2. A force that tends to oppose or retard motion.
3. often Resistance An underground organization engaged in a struggle for national liberation in a country under military or totalitarian occupation.
4. Psychology A process in which the ego opposes the conscious recall of anxiety-producing experiences.
5. Biology
a. Ability (of an organism, tissue, or cell) to withstand a destructive agent or condition such as a chemical compound, a disease agent, or an environmental stressor: antibiotic resistance; resistance to fungal diseases; drought resistance.
b. Lack of normal response to a biologically active compound such as a hormone: insulin resistance.
6. Electricity The opposition of a body or substance to current passing through it, resulting in a change of electrical energy into heat or another form of energy.
7. Thermal resistance.

resistance

(rɪˈzɪstəns)
n
1. the act or an instance of resisting
2. the capacity to withstand something, esp the body's natural capacity to withstand disease
3. (Units)
a. the opposition to a flow of electric current through a circuit component, medium, or substance. It is the magnitude of the real part of the impedance and is measured in ohms. Symbol: R Compare reactance1
b. (as modifier): resistance coupling; a resistance thermometer.
4. (General Physics) any force that tends to retard or oppose motion: air resistance; wind resistance.
5. (Psychoanalysis) (in psychoanalytical theory) the tendency of a person to prevent the translation of repressed thoughts and ideas from the unconscious to the conscious and esp to resist the analyst's attempt to bring this about
6. (General Physics) physics the magnitude of the real part of the acoustic or mechanical impedance
7. line of least resistance the easiest, but not necessarily the best or most honourable, course of action
8. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) See passive resistance

Resistance

(rɪˈzɪstəns)
n
(Military) the Resistance an illegal organization fighting for national liberty in a country under enemy occupation, esp in France during World War II

re•sist•ance

(rɪˈzɪs təns)

n.
1. the act or power of resisting, opposing, or withstanding.
2. the opposition offered by one thing, force, etc., to another.
3.
a. the tendency of a conductor to oppose the flow of current, causing electrical energy to be changed into heat. Symbol: R
b. a conductor or coil offering such opposition; resistor.
4. Psychoanal. opposition to an attempt to bring repressed thoughts or feelings into consciousness.
5. (often cap.) an underground organization working to liberate a country occupied by a foreign power.

re·sis·tance

(rĭ-zĭs′təns)
1. A force, such as friction, that prevents or slows down motion: a car shaped to lessen wind resistance.
2. The ability of a material or object to slow down the free flow of electrons of an electric current. Good conductors, such as copper, have low resistance. Good insulators, such as rubber, have high resistance. Resistance results in a change of electric energy into heat.
3. The degree to which an organism can defend itself against a disease or withstand the effects of a toxic substance, such as an environmental pollutant.

resistance

The ratio between the potential difference across a conductor and the current that is carried. It is measured in ohms.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.resistance - the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree withresistance - 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"
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
lockout - a management action resisting employee's demands; employees are barred from entering the workplace until they agree to terms
reaction - doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like; "his style of painting was a reaction against cubism"
anti-takeover defense - resistance to or defense against a hostile takeover
2.resistance - any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
rubbing, friction - the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
mechanical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objects
acoustic impedance, acoustic reactance, acoustic resistance - opposition to the flow of sound through a surface; acoustic resistance is the real component of acoustic impedance and acoustic reactance is the imaginary component
drag, retarding force - the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
3.resistance - a material's opposition to the flow of electric currentresistance - a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms
electrical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon involving electricity
ohmage - the ohmic resistance of a conductor
4.resistance - the military action of resisting the enemy's advance; "the enemy offered little resistance"
military action, action - a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
5.resistance - (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
immunogenicity - the property of eliciting an immune response
acquired immunity - immunity to a particular disease that is not innate but has been acquired during life; immunity can be acquired by the development of antibodies after an attack of an infectious disease or by a pregnant mother passing antibodies through the placenta to a fetus or by vaccination
innate immunity, natural immunity - immunity to disease that occurs as part of an individual's natural biologic makeup
6.resistance - 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"
capability, capacity - the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment; "the capability of a metal to be fused"
7.resistance - a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation forceresistance - a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
revolutionary group - a political unit organized to promote revolution
Maquis - the French underground that fought against the German occupation in World War II
8.resistance - the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)
bacteria, bacterium - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
deadness, unresponsiveness - the quality of being unresponsive; not reacting; as a quality of people, it is marked by a failure to respond quickly or with emotion to people or events; "she began to recover from her numb unresponsiveness after the accident"; "in an instant all the deadness and withdrawal were wiped away"
9.resistance - (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness
involuntariness, unwillingness - the trait of being unwilling; "his unwillingness to cooperate vetoed every proposal I made"; "in spite of our warnings he plowed ahead with the involuntariness of an automaton"
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
10.resistance - an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical currentresistance - an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
ballast resistor, barretter, ballast - a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations)
circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit - an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
potential divider, voltage divider - resistors connected in series across a voltage source; used to obtain a desired fraction of the voltage
rheostat, variable resistor - resistor for regulating current
11.resistance - group action in opposition to those in power
group action - action taken by a group of people
opposition, confrontation - the act of hostile groups opposing each other; "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition"
sales resistance - resistance by potential customers to aggressive selling practices
defiance - a defiant act
contravention, dispute - coming into conflict with
obstructionism - deliberate interference
protest, dissent, objection - the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
rebellion - refusal to accept some authority or code or convention; "each generation must have its own rebellion"; "his body was in rebellion against fatigue"
insubordination, rebelliousness - an insubordinate act

resistance

noun
1. opposition, hostility, aversion, refusal to accept, lack of enthusiasm for, reluctance to accept In remote villages there is a resistance to change.
3. immunity from, resilience, ability to withstand, ability to fight off, ability to counteract a natural resistance to the disease

Resistance

noun freedom fighters, underground, guerrillas, partisans, irregulars, maquis The Resistance had captured much of the territory.

resistance

noun
1. The act of resisting:
2. The capacity to withstand:
3. A clandestine organization of freedom fighters in an oppressed land:
Translations
مُقاوَمَةمُقاوَمَة العَدو
odporpevnostvzdorujícíodolnost
modstandmodstands-modstandsdygtighed
resistanssivastarintavastustus
otpor
ellenállás
viînám, andspyrnaviînám, mótstaîaviînámsòróttur, mótstöîuafl
抵抗
저항
vzdorujúci
odpor
motståndresistans
การต่อต้าน
dirençdirenmekarşı koyma
sự chống cự

resistance

[rɪˈzɪstəns]
A. N (gen) → resistencia f
the Resistance (Pol) → la Resistencia
to offer resistanceoponer resistencia (to a) to have good resistance to diseasetener mucha resistencia a la enfermedad
to take the line of least resistanceseguir la ley del mínimo esfuerzo
B. CPD resistance fighter Nmilitante mf de la Resistencia
resistance movement N(movimiento m de) resistencia f
resistance worker Nmilitante mf de la Resistencia

resistance

[rɪˈzɪstəns]
n
(to change, plan, idea)résistance f
resistance to sth → résistance à qch
There will be fierce resistance to these proposals → Ces propositions se heurteront à une résistance féroce.
(to attack, attacker)résistance f
to meet with resistance → rencontrer de la résistance
(to infection, disease)résistance f
(also Resistance) the resistance → la résistance
He was in the resistance → Il était dans la résistance.
the French Resistance → la Résistance
(PHYSICS, ELECTRICITY)résistance f
modif [army, forces, leader] → de la résistance; [group] → de résistantsresistance fighter nrésistant(e) m/fresistance movement nmouvement m de résistance

resistance

n (→ gegen) → Widerstand m (also Elec, Phys, Mil); (Med) → Widerstandsfähigkeit f, → Resistenz f (geh); resistance to water/heatWasser-/Hitzebeständigkeit f; to meet with resistanceauf Widerstand stoßen; to offer no resistance (to somebody/something) (to attacker, advances etc) → (jdm/gegen etw) keinen Widerstand leisten; (to proposals) → sich (jdm/einer Sache) nicht widersetzen; the (French) Resistance (Hist) → die Résistance; the Resistance movement (Hist) → die Résistance ? line1, passive resistance

resistance

[rɪˈzɪstns]
1. n (all senses) → resistenza
to offer resistance (to) → opporre resistenza a
to take the line of least resistance → scegliere la strada più facile
2. adj (fighter, movement) → della resistenza

resist

(rəˈzist) verb
1. to fight against, usually successfully. The soldiers resisted the enemy attack; He tried to resist arrest; It's hard to resist temptation.
2. to be able to stop oneself doing, taking etc (something). I couldn't resist kicking him when he bent down; I just can't resist strawberries.
3. to be unaffected or undamaged by. a metal that resists rust/acids.
reˈsistance noun
1. the act of resisting. The army offered strong resistance to the enemy; (also adjective) a resistance force.
2. the ability or power to be unaffected or undamaged by something. resistance to disease.
3. the force that one object, substance etc exerts against the movement of another object etc.
reˈsistant adjective
This breed of cattle is resistant to disease; heat-resistant table-mats.

resistance

مُقاوَمَة odpor modstand Widerstand αντίσταση resistencia vastustus résistance otpor resistenza 抵抗 저항 weerstand motstand opór resistência сопротивление motstånd การต่อต้าน direnme sự chống cự 抵抗

re·sis·tance

n. resistencia, oposición; capacidad de un organismo para resistir efectos dañinos;
initial ______ inicial;
acquired ______ adquirida;
peripheral ______ periférica;
v.
to offer ___oponerse; hacer resistencia.

resistance

n (micro, psych, etc.) resistencia; cross-resistance resistencia cruzada; insulin — resistencia a la insulina
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