Meaning of RESISTANCE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ rɪˈzɪstəns ]

n. 1 the act or an instance of resisting; refusal to comply. 2 the power of resisting (showed resistance to wear and tear). 3 Biol. the ability to withstand adverse conditions. 4 the impeding, slowing, or stopping effect exerted by one material thing on another. 5 Physics a the property of hindering the conduction of electricity, heat, etc. b the measure of this in a body. °Symb.: R. 6 a resistor. 7 (in full resistance movement) a secret organization resisting authority, esp. in an occupied country. [ME f. F r÷sistance, r÷sistence f. LL resistentia (as RESIST)]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.