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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
Translations of “resistance”
in Korean 저항…
in Arabic مُقاوَمة, اِمْتِناع…
in Portuguese resistência…
in Catalan resistència…
in Japanese 反対, 抵抗…
in Italian resistenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 抵抗, 反抗, 反對…
in Russian сопротивление, сопротивляемость…
in Turkish karşı koyma, muhalefet, direnç…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抵抗, 反抗, 反对…
in Polish opór, odporność…
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