Meaning of resistance

Definition of 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"
any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms
the military action of resisting the enemy's advance; "the enemy offered little resistance"
(medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
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"
the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)
an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
group action in opposition to those in power

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