Definition Of resistance

noun

the ability not to be affected by something, especially adversely.

some of us have a lower resistance to cold than others

the degree to which a substance or device opposes the passage of an electric current, causing energy dissipation. Ohm's law resistance (measured in ohms) is equal to the voltage divided by the current.

The voltage and/or resistance and thereby the temperature of each thermistor is measured at several second intervals.

the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument.

she put up no resistance to being led away

Example Of resistance

  • A resistance unit has a temperature fuse between a resistance and a terminal for deactivating a resistance circuit when the motor reaches the permissible maximum temperature.

  • A healthier diet has also increased my resistance to colds.

  • After his death, the legend of the ex-president's armed resistance persisted - and was embellished.

  • air resistance was reduced by streamlining

  • All of these tasks would have to be performed in situations where the threat of armed resistance is real and present.


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