Meaning of RESISTANCE in English
( n. )
A certain hindrance or opposition to the passage of an electrical current or discharge offered by conducting bodies. It bears an inverse relation to the conductivity, -- good conductors having a small resistance, while poor conductors or insulators have a very high resistance. The unit of resistance is the ohm.
Webster's Revised Unabridged English Dictionary. Пересмотренный полный словарь английского языка Webster. 2012