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Definition 1: group action in opposition to those in power - [noun denoting act]

(resistance is a kind of ...) action taken by a group of people

(... is a kind of resistance ) the act of hostile groups opposing each other

"the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions" "the invaders encountered stiff opposition"

(... is a kind of resistance ) resistance by potential customers to aggressive selling practices

(... is a kind of resistance ) a defiant act

(... is a kind of resistance ) coming into conflict with

(... is a kind of resistance ) deliberate interference

(... is a kind of resistance ) the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent

(... is a kind of resistance ) refusal to accept some authority or code or convention

"each generation must have its own rebellion" "his body was in rebellion against fatigue"

(... is a kind of resistance ) an insubordinate act

Definition 2: the military action of resisting the enemy's advance - [noun denoting act]

Samples where resistance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the enemy offered little resistance

(resistance is a kind of ...) a military engagement

"he saw action in Korea"

(resistance belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 3: the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with - [noun denoting act]

Samples where resistance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens
  • despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead

Synonyms for resistance in the sense of this definition

(resistance is a kind of ...) something done (usually as opposed to something said)

"there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

(... is a kind of resistance ) a management action resisting employee's demands; employees are barred from entering the workplace until they agree to terms

(... is a kind of resistance ) doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like

"his style of painting was a reaction against cubism"

(... is a kind of resistance ) resistance to or defense against a hostile takeover

Definition 4: an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for resistance in the sense of this definition

(resistance is a kind of ...) a device that produces or is powered by electricity

(... is a kind of resistance ) a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations)

(... is a kind of resistance ) resistors connected in series across a voltage source; used to obtain a desired fraction of the voltage

(... is a kind of resistance ) resistor for regulating current

(... is part of resistance) an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow

Definition 5: the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria) - [noun denoting attribute]

(resistance is a kind of ...) the quality of being unresponsive; not reacting; as a quality of people, it is marked by a failure to respond quickly or with emotion to people or events

"she began to recover from her numb unresponsiveness after the accident" "in an instant all the deadness and withdrawal were wiped away"

(resistance belongs to category ...) (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants

Definition 6: (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness - [noun denoting attribute]

(resistance is a kind of ...) the trait of being unwilling

"his unwillingness to cooperate vetoed every proposal I made" "in spite of our warnings he plowed ahead with the involuntariness of an automaton"

(resistance belongs to category ...) the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders

Definition 7: a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for resistance in the sense of this definition

(resistance is a kind of ...) a political unit organized to promote revolution

(... is a kind of resistance ) the French underground that fought against the German occupation in World War II

Definition 8: any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(resistance is a kind of ...) a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objects

(... is a kind of resistance ) the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another

(... is a kind of resistance ) opposition to the flow of sound through a surface; acoustic resistance is the real component of acoustic impedance and acoustic reactance is the imaginary component

(... is a kind of resistance ) the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid

Definition 9: a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for resistance in the sense of this definition

(resistance is a kind of ...) a physical phenomenon involving electricity

(... is a kind of resistance ) the ohmic resistance of a conductor

Definition 10: (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for resistance in the sense of this definition

(resistance is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

(... is a kind of resistance ) the property of eliciting an immune response

(... is a kind of resistance ) immunity to a particular disease that is not innate but has been acquired during life; immunity can be acquired by the development of antibodies after an attack of an infectious disease or by a pregnant mother passing antibodies through the placenta to a fetus or by vaccination

(... is a kind of resistance ) immunity to disease that occurs as part of an individual's natural biologic makeup

(resistance belongs to category ...) the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

Definition 11: the capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents - [noun denoting state]

Samples where resistance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • these trees are widely planted because of their resistance to salt and smog

(resistance is a kind of ...) the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment

"the capability of a metal to be fused"

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