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Resistance meaning

resistance - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of resisting; opposition, passive or active.
  2. 2. The quality of not yielding to force or external pressure; that power of a body which acts in opposition to the impulse or pressure of another, or which prevents the effect of another power; as, the resistance of the air to a body passing through it; the resistance of a target to projectiles.
  3. 3. A means or method of resisting; that which resists.
  4. 4. A certain hindrance or opposition to the passage of an electrical current or discharge offered by conducting bodies. It bears an inverse relation to the conductivity, -- good conductors having a small resistance, while poor conductors or insulators have a very high resistance. The unit of resistance is the ohm.
  5. 5. Act of resisting; opposition.

resistance - examples of usage

  1. So, when at a quick word from Powhatan two young braves seized him, he made no resistance. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. Her resistance was nothing but nervous folly and weakness, and I believed she herself would be glad to be forced to give it up. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. I rely upon their good sense and courtesy to allow the truth to be ascertained, without any difficulty or any resistance or attempt at concealment. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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