Meaning of RESISTANCE in English

RESISTANCE

■ noun

1》 the action of resisting.

2》 armed or violent opposition.

3》 (also ~ movement ) a secret organization resisting political authority.

↘( the Resistance ) the underground movement formed in France during the Second World War to fight the German occupying forces and the Vichy government.

4》 the impeding effect exerted by one material thing on another.

5》 the ability not to be affected by something.

↘ Medicine & Biology lack of sensitivity to a drug, insecticide, etc., especially as a result of continued exposure or genetic change.

6》 the degree to which a material or device opposes the passage of an electric current, causing energy dissipation.

↘a resistor.

Phrases

the line (or path ) of least ~ the easiest course of action.

Derivatives

resistant adjective

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