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- the act or power of resisting, opposing, or withstanding.
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- (often initial capital letter) an underground organization composed of groups of private individuals working as an opposition force in a conquered country to overthrow the occupying power, usually by acts of sabotage, guerrilla warfare, etc.: the resistance during the German occupation in World War II.
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- the act or an instance of resisting
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- 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 ohmsSymbol: R Compare reactance (def. 1)
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- any force that tends to retard or oppose motionair resistance; wind resistance
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- physics the magnitude of the real part of the acoustic or mechanical impedance
- line of least resistance the easiest, but not necessarily the best or most honourable, course of action
- See passive resistance
- the Resistance an illegal organization fighting for national liberty in a country under enemy occupation, esp in France during World War II
Word Origin and History for resistance
mid-14c., from Old French resistance, earlier resistence, from Late Latin resistentia, from present participle stem of Latin resistere "make a stand against, oppose" (see resist). Meaning "organized covert opposition to an occupying or ruling power" [OED] is from 1939. Electromagnetic sense is from 1860. Path of least resistance is from 1825, originally a term in science and engineering.
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- In psychoanalysis, a process in which the ego opposes the conscious recall of repressed unpleasant experiences.
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