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Meaning of “resistance” - Learner’s Dictionary

resistance

noun [U, no plural]     /rɪˈzɪstəns/
DISAGREE If there is resistance to a change, idea, etc, people disagree with it and refuse to accept it: resistance to political changeArguments and disagreements
FIGHT If someone puts up resistance, they fight against someone who is attacking them: She didn't put up much resistance .Responding to an attack
ILLNESS the ability of your body to not be affected by illnesses: Cold weather may lower the body's resistance to infection.Immunology and vaccination
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…
(Definition of resistance from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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