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effective resistance

noun, Electricity.
the resistance to an alternating current, expressed as the ratio of the power dissipated to the square of the effective current. Unabridged
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  • Even a four-kilometre deposit might reduce the effective resistance of the crust to compressive forces, by 10 per cent.

  • Then it would be too late for her to make any effective resistance.

    The Believing Years Edmund Lester Pearson
  • If force is used to take them from us, we shall make the most effective resistance in our power.

    Six days of the Irish Republic Louis Redmond-Howard
  • Never dreaming of so rude an interruption, the raiders were taken utterly by surprise and made no effective resistance.

  • A Bricklayer earnestly recommended bricks as affording the best material for an effective resistance.

  • The Saxon bishops were feeble and indolent, and were not capable of making an effective resistance.

  • It was unlikely that they would be able to oppose any effective resistance to the enemy's flank movement.

    1914 John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • Appeals to cupidity and envy would find hearers, and there could be no effective resistance.

  • They were detected by radar, eventually but too late for any effective resistance to be organized.

    Space Viking Henry Beam Piper
  • The chief effort was against Belfast, where Smith-Dorrien was in command of a garrison too weak for effective resistance.

    A Handbook of the Boer War Gale and Polden, Limited

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