Resistance meaning

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A force that tends to oppose or retard motion.
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A process in which the ego opposes the conscious recall of anxiety-producing experiences.
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The act or an instance of resisting or the capacity to resist.
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Thermal resistance.
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The act or an instance of resisting or the capacity to resist.
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(physics) A force that tends to oppose motion.
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Resistance is defined as a refusal to give in or to something that slows down or prevents something.

An example of resistance is a child fighting against her kidnapper.

An example of resistance is wind against the wings of a plane.

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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.
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An underground organization engaged in a struggle for national liberation in a country under military or totalitarian occupation.
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The act of resisting, opposing, withstanding, etc.
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Power or capacity to resist; specif., the ability of an organism to ward off disease.
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The act of resisting, or the capacity to resist.

Widespread resistance to the new urban development plans.

The resistance of bacteria to certain antibiotics.

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(physics) Shortened form of electrical resistance.
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The inability of a cell, tissue, or organ to respond to a certain hormone, drug, or other biologically active substance in a desired way.

Insulin resistance.

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Opposition of some force, thing, etc. to another or others.
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A force that retards, hinders, or opposes motion.
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A process in which the ego opposes the conscious recall of anxiety-producing experiences.
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A force, such as friction, that operates opposite the direction of motion of a body and tends to prevent or slow down the body's motion.
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A measure of the degree to which a substance impedes the flow of electric current induced by a voltage. Resistance is measured in ohms. Good conductors, such as copper, have low resistance. Good insulators, such as rubber, have high resistance. Resistance causes electrical energy to be dissipated as heat.
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The capacity of an organism, tissue, or cell to withstand the effects of a harmful physical or environmental agent, such as a microorganism or pollutant.
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In technical analysis, a price point or points that a futures contract or other financial instrument will have difficulty rising above. Resistance is a price level where selling pressure overcomes buying pressure and a price advance is turned back. The opposite is support, which is a technical analysis term. It indicates a price point that prices will have difficulty moving below. Technical analysts look at resistance in order to determine the market’s next likely move. For instance, if gold prices have been attempting to move higher but each day’s gain stops at $335 per ounce of gold or $336, then those two price points are where resistance occurs.
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A measure of the opposition by a circuit, component, material, or free space to the flow of an electric current. Resistance is the value of R in the Ohm's Law equation I = V/R, where I is the electric current, and V is voltage, or the difference in electric potential between two points in a circuit. Resistance is the real part of impedance. The SI unit of measurement of resistance is the Ohm ( ).The reciprocal of resistance is conductance, the official measurement of which is the mho, which is Ohm spelled backwards. In an electrical circuit, resistance results in attenuation, or loss of signal strength. See also conductance, current, Ohm, and voltage.
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The active psychological opposition to the bringing of unconscious, usually repressed, material to consciousness.
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Origin of resistance

  • From French résistance.

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