Meaning of RESISTANCE in English

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.

Etymology: ME f. F r{eacute}sistance, r{eacute}sistence f. LL resistentia (as RESIST)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.