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English definition of “resistance”

resistance

noun [U]     /rɪˈzɪstəns/
a situation in which people or organizations fight against something or refuse to accept or be changed by something: resistance to sth The government faces resistance to the bill. There should be no resistance to the new management structure
a force which acts to stop the progress of something or make it slower: The car is designed with wind resistance that cuts down gas mileage. → See also consumer resistance, investor resistance, sales resistance
(Definition of resistance noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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