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Definition of Resistance


  1. The act of resisting; opposition, passive or active.
  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. A means or method of resisting; that which resists.
  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.
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Resistance Translations

resistance in Danish is modstand
resistance in Dutch is tegenweer, tegenkanting, tegenstand
resistance in German is Widerstand
resistance in Italian is difesa
resistance in Norwegian is motstand