resistance

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Noun[change]

Singular
resistance

Plural
resistances

  1. Resistance refers to the act of opposing something, usually to oppose a change.
  2. (physics) Resistance refers to the amount of force pushing against an object.
    As I run, the resistance of the air slows me down by a bit, making it harder for me to run faster.
  3. (physics) Resistance is also known as electrical resistance, which is the opposition to the flow of an electrical current.
  4. A resistance refers to an illegal organization that tries to use force to fight for freedom and human rights.