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Noun: resistance  ri'zis-tun(t)s
  1. The action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
    "he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens";
    - opposition
     
  2. Any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
     
  3. A material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms
    - electric resistance, electrical resistance, ohmic resistance
     
  4. (military) the military action of resisting the enemy's advance
    "the enemy offered little resistance"
     
  5. (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
    - immunity
     
  6. The capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents
    "these trees are widely planted because of their resistance to salt and smog"
     
  7. A secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
    - underground
     
  8. The degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)
     
  9. (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness
     
  10. An electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
    - resistor
     
  11. Group action in opposition to those in power
Noun: pièce de résistance (pièces de résistance)  pee,es-du-ru,zee'stón(t)s
  1. The outstanding item (the prize piece or main exhibit) in a collection
    - collector's item, showpiece
     
  2. The most important dish of a meal

Derived forms: resistances

Type of: action, capability, capacity, condition, curio, curiosity, deadness, dish, electrical device, electrical phenomenon, group action, involuntariness, mechanical phenomenon, military action, oddity, oddment, peculiarity, rarity, revolutionary group, status, unresponsiveness, unwillingness

Part of: circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit

Encyclopedia: Resistance, Rebellion, and Death