See also: résistance
- resistaunce (obsolete)
- resistence (rare, see usage notes)
From earlier resistence, from Middle English resistence, from Old French resistence, from Latin resistentia.
Morphologically resist + -ance.
resistance (countable and uncountable, plural resistances)
- The act of resisting, or the capacity to resist.
- Synonym: opposition
- 1695, John Kettlewell, Chriſtianity, a Doctrine of the Cross: or, Paſſive Obedience under any Pretended Invaſion of Legal Rights and Liberties, page 89:
- […] this Autority of his Perſon, doth notwithſtanding lay on us an Obligation, of keeping under his Obedience, and making no warlike Reſiſtance.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 19, in The China Governess:
- When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. […]. The captive made no resistance and came not only quietly but in a series of eager little rushes like a timid dog on a choke chain.
- widespread resistance to the new urban development plans
- the resistance of bacteria to certain antibiotics
- (physics) A force that tends to oppose motion.
- (physics) electrical resistance.
- An underground organisation engaged in a struggle for liberation from forceful occupation; a resistance movement.
- 2012, BioWare, Mass Effect 3: From Ashes (Science Fiction), Redwood City: Electronic Arts, PC, scene: Priority Mission: Eden Prime:
- Alliance forces are stretched too thin right now to attempt to liberate the colony, but we've been doing what we can to covertly aid the local resistance.
- air resistance
- collision resistance
- electrical resistance
- impact resistance
- Kapitza resistance
- ohmic resistance
- ozone resistance
- pre-image resistance
- rolling resistance
- strong collision resistance
- tax resistance
act of resisting
force that tends to oppose motion
shortened form of electrical resistance
underground organization struggling for liberation
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