Associations to the word «Resistance»

Wiktionary

RESISTANCE, noun. The act of resisting, or the capacity to resist.
RESISTANCE, noun. (physics) A force that tends to oppose motion.
RESISTANCE, noun. (physics) Shortened form of electrical resistance.
RESISTANCE, noun. An underground organization engaged in a struggle for liberation from forceful occupation.
RESISTANCE DISTANCE, noun. (mechanics) In classical mechanics, the distance from the resistance (on a lever) to the fulcrum.
RESISTANCE FRAME, noun. A rheostat consisting of an open frame on which are stretched spirals of wire, which, being freely exposed to the air, radiate heat rapidly.

Dictionary definition

RESISTANCE, noun. The action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with; "he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"; "despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead".
RESISTANCE, noun. Any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion.
RESISTANCE, noun. A material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms.
RESISTANCE, noun. The military action of resisting the enemy's advance; "the enemy offered little resistance".
RESISTANCE, noun. (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease.
RESISTANCE, noun. The capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents; "these trees are widely planted because of their resistance to salt and smog".
RESISTANCE, noun. A secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force.
RESISTANCE, noun. The degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria).
RESISTANCE, noun. (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness.
RESISTANCE, noun. An electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current.
RESISTANCE, noun. Group action in opposition to those in power.

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King