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Definition of Resistance

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.

Resistance Quotations

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Mark Twain

At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
Maya Angelou

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Thomas Jefferson

I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.
Friedrich Nietzsche

What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
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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

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