resistance


resistance
re|sist|ance
W3S2 [rıˈzıstəns] n
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1¦(against change)¦
2¦(fighting)¦
3¦(against infection/illness)¦
4 wind/air/water resistance
5¦(electricity)¦
6 the resistance
7 the line/path of least resistance
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1.) ¦(AGAINST CHANGE)¦ [singular,U]
a refusal to accept new ideas or changes
resistance to
people's resistance to change
resistance from
The no-smoking policy was introduced with little resistance from staff.
2.) ¦(FIGHTING)¦ [singular,U]
fighting against someone who is attacking you
put up/offer resistance
Rebel gunmen have put up strong resistance.
3.) ¦(AGAINST INFECTION/ILLNESS)¦ [singular,U]
the natural ability of a person, animal, or plant to stop diseases or difficult conditions from harming them
resistance to
the body's resistance to infection
disease resistance
4.) wind/air/water resistance
the way in which wind, air, or water can cause a moving object such as a car, plane, or boat to slow down
5.) ¦(ELECTRICITY)¦[U]
the ability of a substance to stop the flow of an electric current through it
6.) the resistance also the Resistance
an organization that secretly fights against an enemy that controls their country
7.) the line/path of least resistance
if you follow the path of least resistance, you avoid making difficult decisions and choose the easiest solution to a problem - often used to show disapproval
Many people don't make changes because they're following the path of least resistance .
Kirk always just takes the line of least resistance .

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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