resistance

37 ENTRIES FOUND:

1re·sis·tance

noun \ri-ˈzis-tən(t)s\

: refusal to accept something new or different

: effort made to stop or to fight against someone or something

: the ability to prevent something from having an effect

Full Definition of RESISTANCE

1
a :  an act or instance of resisting :  opposition
b :  a means of resisting
2
:  the power or capacity to resist: as
a :  the inherent ability of an organism to resist harmful influences (as disease, toxic agents, or infection)
b :  the capacity of a species or strain of microorganism to survive exposure to a toxic agent (as a drug) formerly effective against it
3
:  an opposing or retarding force
4
a :  the opposition offered by a body or substance to the passage through it of a steady electric current
b :  a source of resistance
5
:  a psychological defense mechanism wherein a patient rejects, denies, or otherwise opposes the therapeutic efforts of a psychotherapist
6
often capitalized :  an underground organization of a conquered or nearly conquered country engaging in sabotage and secret operations against occupation forces and collaborators

Examples of RESISTANCE

  1. They have shown a stubborn resistance to change.
  2. The troops met heavy resistance as they approached the city.
  3. The paint shows good weather resistance.
  4. Over time the patient could develop a resistance to the drug.

First Known Use of RESISTANCE

14th century

2resistance

adjective

Definition of RESISTANCE

:  of, relating to, or being exercise involving pushing against a source of resistance (as a weight) to increase strength <resistance training>

First Known Use of RESISTANCE

1976

Rhymes with RESISTANCE

re·sis·tance

noun \ri-ˈzis-tən(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RESISTANCE

1
a : power or capacity to resist; especially : the inherent ability of an organism to resist harmful influences (as disease, toxic agents, or infection) b : the capacity of a species or strain of microorganism to survive exposure to a toxic agent (as a drug) formerly effective against it due to genetic mutation and selection for and accumulation of genes conferring protection from the agent especially as a result of overuse of the agent which selectively destroys individual microorganisms lacking the protective genes
2
a : the opposition offered by a body to the passage through it of a steady electric current b : opposition or impediment to the flow of a fluid (as blood or respiratory gases) through one or more passages—see vascular resistance
3
: a psychological defense mechanism wherein a psychoanalysis patient rejects, denies, or otherwise opposes therapeutic efforts by the analyst

resistance

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Opposition that a material or electrical circuit offers to the flow of electric current. It is the property of a circuit that transforms electrical energy into heat energy as it opposes the flow of current. The resistance R, the electromotive force or voltage V, and the current I are related by Ohm's law. The resistance of an electrical conductor generally increases with increasing temperature and is utilized in devices such as lamps and heaters. The ohm () is the common unit of electrical resistance; one ohm is equal to one volt (see electromotive force) per ampere.

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