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resistance

noun     /rɪˈzɪs.təns/
C2 [U] the act of fighting against something that is attacking you, or refusing to accept something: resistance to disease Government troops offered no resistance (to the rebels). There's a lot of resistance (= opposition) to the idea of a united Europe.Responding to an attack [U] a force that acts to stop the progress of something or make it slower: The car's speed was reduced by air/wind resistance.Responding to an attack [C or U] specialized physics the degree to which a substance prevents the flow of an electric current through it: Copper has (a) low resistance.Electricity and electronics
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