- Also called ohmic resistance. a property of a conductor by virtue of which the passage of current is opposed, causing electric energy to be transformed into heat: equal to the voltage across the conductor divided by the current flowing in the conductor: usually measured in ohms. Abbreviation: R
- a conductor or coil offering such opposition; resistor.
OTHER WORDS FROM resistancein·ter·re·sist·ance, noun
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How to use resistance in a sentence
The obvious news-you-can-use nugget from the new study is the apparent protective effect of resistance training.
Although unlikely, organisms in the gut could integrate those genes into their own DNA and, as a result, proliferate antibiotic resistance, making it more difficult to fight off bacterial diseases.Biotechnology Could Change the Cattle Industry. Will It Succeed?|Dyllan Furness|August 16, 2020|Singularity Hub
This ranged from subtle to overt opposition, and sometimes violent resistance.How Igbo women activists influenced British authorities during the colonial rule of Nigeria|Bright Alozie|August 7, 2020|Quartz
It's kind of a push and pull between this is a routine but y'all also kinda get to choose what you're doing when because I get the least resistance by doing that, and they get everything done.
Then, Vaelli says, the pressure would be back on snakes to evolve greater resistance to the toxin.
But that makes the Ismael brothers no less proud of the resistance that they and other fellow fighters have put up.
In the future, antibiotic resistance could have catastrophic consequences.Without Education, Antibiotic Resistance Will Be Our Greatest Health Crisis|Russell Saunders|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There would, then, likely be significant police resistance to this measure.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is this very sensitive issue that has galvanized widespread resistance from previously loyal campesinos.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution|Nina Lakhani|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Conservative Muslim women in Turkey hailed Esme as a martyr and a symbol of female strength and resistance.Allah, Mom, and Baklava: Turkish President Uses Mothers and Kids as Political Pawns|Xanthe Ackerman|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is cause for alarm when they bring one hundred and ten ships into these seas without any means of resistance on our part.
A double detachment of soldiers was already there, with orders to support him in case of resistance.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
A mild degree means that the body is not reacting well, or else that the infection is too slight to call forth much resistance.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
This stubborn resistance lent all the more lustre to the piety of our benignant Rulers.
His voice grated—like machinery started with violent effort against resistance.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for resistance (1 of 2)
- the opposition to a flow of electric current through a circuit component, medium, or substance. It is the magnitude of the real part of the impedance and is measured in ohmsSymbol: R Compare reactance (def. 1)
- (as modifier)resistance coupling; a resistance thermometer
British Dictionary definitions for resistance (2 of 2)
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In electricity, a measurement of the difficulty encountered by a power source in forcing electric current (see also current) through an electrical circuit, and hence the amount of power dissipated in the circuit. Resistance is measured in ohms.
Other Idioms and Phrases with resistance
see least resistance.