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resistancenoun [U]

 us   /rɪˈzɪs·təns/
science, physics Resistance is the ​degree to which a ​substanceprevents the ​flow of ​electricity through it: Copper has ​low resistance.
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resistancenoun

uk   us   /rɪˈzɪs.təns/
C2 [U] the ​act of ​fighting against something that is ​attacking you, or ​refusing to ​accept something: resistance todisease Government ​troops offered no resistance (to the ​rebels). There's a lot of resistance (= ​opposition) to the ​idea of a ​unitedEurope. [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. [C or U] specialized physics the ​degree to which a ​substanceprevents the ​flow of an ​electriccurrent through it: Copper has (a) ​low resistance.

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(Definition of resistance from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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resistancenoun [U]

uk   us   /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 ​managementstructure
a ​force which ​acts to ​stop the ​progress of something or make it ​slower: The ​car is ​designed with wind resistance that ​cuts down ​gasmileage.
(Definition of resistance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “resistance”
in Arabic مُقاوَمة, اِمْتِناع…
in Korean 저항…
in Portuguese resistência…
in Catalan resistència…
in Japanese 反対, 抵抗…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抵抗, 反抗, 反对…
in Turkish karşı koyma, muhalefet, direnç…
in Russian сопротивление, сопротивляемость…
in Chinese (Traditional) 抵抗, 反抗, 反對…
in Italian resistenza…
in Polish opór, odporność…
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