Definition of resistence
1. resistance [ n ] the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
Examples: "he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens" "despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead"
(U.S. Reports. Volume 366. Cases Adjudged in the...)
The Fisher_Body division , long controlled by the Fisher brothers under a voting_trust even though General_Motors owned a majority of its stock , followed an independent course for many years , but by 1947 and 1948 `` resistance had collapsed '' and its purchases from du_Pont `` compared favorably '' with purchases by other General_Motors divisions .
(A.L. Kroeber, "Semantic Contribution of Lexicostatistic...)
If word_classes differ in their resistance or liability to stem replacement within meaning slot , it is conceivable that individual meanings also differ with fair consistence trans lingually .
(Allan J. Braff and Roger F. Miller, "Wage-Price...)
Where the industry 's product price has been kept below the `` profit_maximizing '' and `` entry limiting '' prices due_to fears of public reaction , the profit seeking producers have an interest in offering little real resistance to wage demands .
We are abstracting from the fact of strikes here , but it should be obvious that the extent to which the public limit price is raised by a given increase in the basic wage rate is also a function of the show of resistance put_up by the industry .
Public indignation and resistance to wage price increases is obviously much less when the increases are on the order of 3 % per_annum than when the increases are on the order of 3 % per month .Synonyms opposition resistance Related Terms action reaction lockout anti-takeover_defense oppose
2. resistance [ n ] any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motionUsed in print:
(Ross E. McKinney and Howard Edde, "Aerated...)
The added resistance to the rotor damaged the drive belts and reduced the oxygen transfer capacity .Synonyms resistance Related Terms mechanical_phenomenon drag acoustic_resistance friction
3. resistance [ n ] a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohmsUsed in print:
(1961 Research Highlights of the National Bureau of...)
The method of calibration employs a fixed resistance element as a calorimeter .
Several germanium resistors have been thermally cycled from 300 to 4.2 * * f and their resistances have been found to be reproducible within 1 3 millidegree when temperatures were derived from a vapor_pressure thermometer whose tubing is jacketed through most_of the liquid helium .Synonyms resistance electrical_resistance impedance resistivity ohmic_resistance electric_resistance Related Terms electrical_phenomenon ohmage
4. resistance [ n ] the military action of resisting the enemy's advance
Examples: "the enemy offered little resistance"
5. resistance [ n ] the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)Synonyms resistance Related Terms unsusceptibility unresponsiveness bacteria
6. resistance [ n ] (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awarenessSynonyms resistance Related Terms unwillingness psychiatry
7. resistance [ n ] an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical currentSynonyms resistor resistance Related Terms electrical_device rheostat ballast_resistor potential_divider circuit
8. resistance [ n ] a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation forceSynonyms resistance underground Related Terms revolutionary_group Maquis
9. resistance [ n ] (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist diseaseSynonyms resistance immunity Related Terms condition innate_immunity acquired_immunity medicine
10. resistance [ n ] group action in opposition to those in powerSynonyms resistance Related Terms group_action rebellion protest confrontation insubordination defiance sales_resistance obstructionism dispute resist
Rhymes withresistance resistance existence coexistence distance insistence subsistence consistence assistance persistence instance remittance pittance remittance reminiscence admittance resilience capacitance substance omnipotence abstinence pestilence sustenance disturbance reticence dissonance quintessence deliverance repentance reluctance issuance impotence riddance coincidence incidence precedence residence reluctance impedance appearance maintenance incontinence science countenance resilience recalcitrance deliverance insignificance experience inexperience incoherence adherence coherence perseverance interference insolence disappearance indifference significance reappearance noninterference acceptance inductance essence acquiescence difference clearance sentence diligence impatience continuance deterrence discontinuance inheritance brilliance difference belligerence utterance inconvenience convenience importance acquaintance transience prescience incompetence credence ebullience patience subsidence innocence independence dependence overconfidence virulence resurgence adolescence ambivalence phosphorescence silence hindrance diligence equivalence inadvertence consequence deviance inadvertence expedience disobedience obedience sequence senescence adolescence grievance evanescence convalescence obsolescence luminescence terence inference defiance immanence imminence ignorance excellence emergence divergence reliance recurrence indulgence vehemence coinsurance entrance emergence disappearance vigilance nuisance licence license bunce intransigence counterintelligence imbalance subservience transference vehemence negligence audience resemblance conscience malfeasance abundance overabundance absence furtherance exuberance transcendence recognizance ambiance intransigence radiance influence pseudoscience ambience dalliance resonance cognizance penance neuroscience variance invariance allowance alliance annoyance abeyance occurrence reliance recurrence vengeance bioscience observance decadence maintenance interdependence comeuppance attendance ascendance reconnaissance ambulance beneficence cadence providence imprudence guidance correspondence jurisprudence radiance allegiance eloquence ordinance once
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