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resistance

EN[ɹɪˈzɪstəns]
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    Definition of resistance in English Dictionary

  • NounPLresistancesPREré-SUF-ance
    1. The act of resisting, or the capacity to resist.
      1. When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. […]. The captive made no resistance and came not only quietly but in a series of eager little rushes like a timid dog on a choke chain.
    2. (physics) A force that tends to oppose motion.
      1. (physics) Shortened form of electrical resistance.
        1. An underground organization engaged in a struggle for liberation from forceful occupation.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • The kitten cosied up to the gruff old hound, and all resistance disappeared.
            • go down two blocks and take the next left ‎; take the path of least resistance
            • The underlying pathological aberrations comprise insulin resistance and bihormonal dysfunction of the pancreatic α- and β-cells.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Resistance development to pexiganan, melittin and iseganan was registered in Staphylococcus aureus after two weeks of exposure [26 ].
            • Resistance was also reported for cymoxanil and propamocarb.
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Our data suggest that inhibition of NEDDylation may be a useful strategy to resensitise tumour cells in patients that have acquired carboplatin resistance.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
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            2. en resistance frame
            3. en resistance distance
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            Grammatically, this word "resistance" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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