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Dictionary definition for: Resistance

1. (n) 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"

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

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

4. (n) the military action of resisting the enemy''s advance; "the enemy offered little resistance"

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

6. (n) a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force

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

8. (n) (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness

9. (n) an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current

10. (n) group action in opposition to those in power

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