resistance

phonetic symbol: / rɪzɪ́stəns | rizɪ́stəns / 

resistance - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
e.g.)
・he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens
opposition

[ noun ]
■ the military action of resisting the enemy's advance
e.g.)
・the enemy offered little resistance

[ noun ]
■ group action in opposition to those in power

[ noun ]
■ an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
resistor

[ 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 ]
■ a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
underground

[ noun ]
■ any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

[ noun ]
■ a material's opposition to the flow of electric current
■ measured in ohms
electric resistance , electrical resistance , impedance , ohmic resistance , resistivity

[ noun ]
■ the capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents
e.g.)
・these trees are widely planted because of their resistance to salt and smog

[ noun ]
■ (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
immunity

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