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English noun: resistance

1. resistance (act) the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with


SamplesHe encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens.
Despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead.


Synonymsopposition


Broader (hypernym)action


Narrower (hyponym)anti-takeover defense, lockout, reaction

2. resistance (phenomenon) any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion


Broader (hypernym)mechanical phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)acoustic impedance, acoustic reactance, acoustic resistance, drag, friction, retarding force, rubbing

3. resistance (phenomenon) a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms


Synonymselectric resistance, electrical resistance, impedance, ohmic resistance, resistivity


Broader (hypernym)electrical phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)ohmage

4. resistance (act) the military action of resisting the enemy's advance


SamplesThe enemy offered little resistance.


Broader (hypernym)action, military action


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

5. resistance (state) (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease


Synonymsimmunity


Broader (hypernym)condition, status


Narrower (hyponym)acquired immunity, immunogenicity, innate immunity, natural immunity


Domain categorymedical specialty, medicine

6. resistance (state) the capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents


SamplesThese trees are widely planted because of their resistance to salt and smog.


Broader (hypernym)capability, capacity

7. resistance (group) a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force


Synonymsunderground


Broader (hypernym)revolutionary group


Narrower (hyponym)Maquis

8. resistance (attribute) the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)


Broader (hypernym)deadness, unresponsiveness


Domain categorybacteria, bacterium

9. resistance (attribute) (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness


Broader (hypernym)involuntariness, unwillingness


Domain categorypsychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology

10. resistance (artifact) an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current


Synonymsresistor


Broader (hypernym)electrical device


Narrower (hyponym)ballast, ballast resistor, barretter, potential divider, rheostat, variable resistor, voltage divider


Part meronymcircuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit

11. resistance (act) group action in opposition to those in power


Broader (hypernym)group action


Narrower (hyponym)confrontation, contravention, defiance, dispute, dissent, insubordination, objection, obstructionism, opposition, protest, rebellion, rebelliousness, sales resistance









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