HyperDic: resistance

English > 11 senses of the word resistance:
NOUNactresistance, oppositionthe action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
phenomenonresistanceany mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion / motion
phenomenonresistance, electric resistance, electrical resistance, impedance, resistivity, ohmic resistancea material's opposition to the flow of electric current
actresistancethe military action of resisting the enemy's / enemy's advance
stateresistance, immunity(medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
stateresistancethe capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents
groupresistance, undergrounda secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
attributeresistancethe degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)
attributeresistance(psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness
artifactresistance, resistoran electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
actresistancegroup action in opposition to those in power
resistance > pronunciation
Soundsrihzih'stahns; riyzih'stahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > resistance: 11 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with.
Example"he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"
Synonymopposition
Narroweranti-takeover defenseresistance to or defense / defense against a hostile takeover
lockoutA management action resisting employee's demands
reactionDoing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like
BroaderactionSomething done (usually as opposed to something said)
Spanishoposición, resistencia
Catalanoposició, resistència
English > resistance: 11 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningAny mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion / motion.
Narroweracoustic resistance, acoustic impedance, acoustic reactanceopposition to the flow of sound through a surface
drag, retarding forceThe phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
friction, rubbingThe resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
Broadermechanical phenomenonA physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion / motion of objects
Spanishresistencia
Catalanresistència
English > resistance: 11 senses > noun 3, phenomenon
MeaningA material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms.
Synonymselectric resistance, electrical resistance, impedance, resistivity, ohmic resistance
NarrowerohmageThe ohmic resistance of a conductor
Broaderelectrical phenomenonA physical phenomenon involving electricity
Spanishimpedancia, resistencia eléctrica, resistencia, resistividad
Catalanimpedància, resistivitat
Adjectivesresistiveexhibiting or relating to electrical resistance
English > resistance: 11 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe military action of resisting the enemy's / enemy's advance.
Example"the enemy offered little resistance"
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broadermilitary action, actionA military engagement
Spanishresistencia
Catalanresistència
Verbsresiststand up or offer resistance / resistance to somebody or something
English > resistance: 11 senses > noun 5, state
Meaning(medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease.
Synonymimmunity
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Narroweracquired immunityimmunity to a particular disease that is not innate but has been acquired during life
immunogenicityThe property of eliciting an immune response
natural immunity, innate immunityimmunity to disease that occurs as part of an individual's natural biologic makeup
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
Spanishinmunidad
Adjectivesresistantrelating to or conferring immunity / immunity (to disease or infection)
English > resistance: 11 senses > noun 6, state
MeaningThe capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents.
Example"these trees are widely planted because of their resistance to salt and smog"
Broadercapability, capacityThe susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
English > resistance: 11 senses > noun 7, group
MeaningA secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force.
Synonymunderground
NarrowerMaquisThe French underground that fought against the German occupation in World War II
Broaderrevolutionary groupA political unit organized to promote revolution
Spanishresistencia
Catalanresistència
English > resistance: 11 senses > noun 8, attribute
MeaningThe degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria).
Categorybacteria, bacterium(microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission
Broaderunresponsiveness, deadnessThe quality of being unresponsive
Adjectivesresistantrelating to or conferring immunity / immunity (to disease or infection)
English > resistance: 11 senses > noun 9, attribute
Meaning(psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness.
Categorypsychiatry, psychopathology, psychological medicineThe branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
Broaderunwillingness, involuntarinessThe trait of being unwilling
Spanishresistencia
Catalanresistència
Adjectivesresistantimpervious to being affected
English > resistance: 11 senses > noun 10, artifact
MeaningAn electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current.
Synonymresistor
Part ofcircuit, electrical circuit, electric circuitAn electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
Narrowerballast resistor, ballast, barretterA resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations)
potential divider, voltage dividerresistors connected in series across a voltage source
rheostat, variable resistorresistor for regulating current
Broaderelectrical deviceA device that produces or is powered by electricity
Spanishresistencia, resistor
Catalanresistència elèctrica, resistència, resistor
English > resistance: 11 senses > noun 11, act
Meaninggroup action in opposition to those in power.
Narrowerconfrontation, oppositionThe act of hostile groups opposing each other
defianceA defiant act
dispute, contraventionComing into conflict / conflict with
insubordination, rebelliousnessAn insubordinate act
obstructionismDeliberate interference
protest, objection, dissentThe act of protesting
rebellionrefusal to accept / accept / accept some authority or code or convention
sales resistanceresistance by potential customers to aggressive selling practices
Broadergroup actionaction taken by a group of people
Spanishresistencia
Catalanresistència
Adjectivesresistantdisposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority
Verbsresistrefuse to comply

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