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'resistance' - used as a noun
1. the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens
2. any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
3. a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms
4. the military action of resisting the enemy's advance
the enemy offered little resistance
5. (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
6. a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
7. the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)
8. (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness
9. an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
10. group action in opposition to those in power
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Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor. - Click here to find out.
Fact of the day
The expression cooked "al dente" means "to the tooth." What this means is that the pasta should be somewhat firm, and offer some resistance to the tooth, but should also be tender.