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Related / Similar Words: opposition, resistor, underground, electric resistance, electrical resistance, impedance, resistivity, ohmic resistance, immunity

 

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

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    Hyponyms: lockout, reaction, anti-takeover defense, confrontation, opposition, sales resistance, defiance, dispute, contravention, obstructionism, protest, objection, dissent, rebellion, insubordination, rebelliousness, ballast resistor, ballast, barretter, potential divider, voltage divider, rheostat, variable resistor, Maquis, friction, rubbing, acoustic resistance, acoustic impedance, acoustic reactance, drag, retarding force, ohmage, acquired immunity, natural immunity, innate immunity

     

    Part Meronyms: circuit, electrical circuit, electric circuit

     

    Derivational Morphology: oppose, resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm, balk, baulk, jib

     

    Anagrams: transience, Cistercian, Crescentia

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 抵抗   Dutch: weerstand  
    Finnish: vastarinta   French: résistance  
    German: Widerstand   Hungarian: ellenállás  
    Italian: resistenza   Korean: 반항  
    Portuguese: resistência   Russian: сопротивление  
    Spanish: resistencia   Swedish: motstånd  
     
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