[noun]Government troops offered no resistance (to the rebels). [U]When he was caught he put up a determined/stiff resistance. [C]There's a lot of resistance (= opposition) to the idea of a united Europe. [U]The car's speed was reduced by air/wind resistance. [U]A good diet helps the body to build up (a) resistance to disease. [U](specialized) Resistance is the degree to which a substance prevents the flow of an electric current through it.Copper has (a) low resistance.I took the path/(UK usually) line of least resistance (= easiest way) and agreed with the others.The Resistance is an organization that secretly fights against an enemy that has taken control of its country.
Meaning of RESISTANCE in English
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012