Dictionary Results for resistance


1. resistance - noun

· the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with; "he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"; "despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead"

Synonym(s): opposition

Hypernym(s): action




2. resistance - noun

· any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

Hypernym(s): mechanical_phenomenon




3. resistance - noun

· a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms

Synonym(s): electric_resistance, electrical_resistance, impedance, resistivity, ohmic_resistance

Hypernym(s): electrical_phenomenon




4. resistance - noun

· the military action of resisting the enemy's advance; "the enemy offered little resistance"

Hypernym(s): military_action, action




5. resistance - noun

· (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease

Synonym(s): immunity

Hypernym(s): condition, status




6. resistance - noun

· the capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents; "these trees are widely planted because of their resistance to salt and smog"

Hypernym(s): capability, capacity




7. resistance - noun

· a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force

Synonym(s): underground

Hypernym(s): revolutionary_group




8. resistance - noun

· the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)

Hypernym(s): unresponsiveness, deadness




9. resistance - noun

· (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness

Hypernym(s): unwillingness, involuntariness




10. resistance - noun

· an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current

Synonym(s): resistor

Hypernym(s): electrical_device




11. resistance - noun

· group action in opposition to those in power

Hypernym(s): group_action





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