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resistance (>Vietnamese)

n

1: 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" [syn: 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 [syn: electric resistance, electrical resistance, impedance, resistivity, ohmic resistance]

4: 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 [syn: immunity]

6: a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force [syn: underground]

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

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

9: an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current [syn: resistor]

10: group action in opposition to those in power

Adjacent words: resinate | resinated | resinlike | resinoid | resinous | resiny | resist | resistance | resistance pyrometer | resistance thermometer | resistance unit | resistant | resister | resistible | resisting arrest | resistive

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