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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·sis·tance /rɪˈzɪstən(t)s/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 re·sis·tance /rɪˈzɪstən(t)s/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 電阻 阻力

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·sist·ance n.
 1. The act of resisting; opposition, passive or active.
    When King Demetrius saw that . . . no resistance was made against him, he sent away all his forces.   --1. Macc. xi. 38.
 2. Physics The quality of not yielding to force or external pressure; that power of a body which acts in opposition to the impulse or pressure of another, or which prevents the effect of another power; as, the resistance of the air to a body passing through it; the resistance of a target to projectiles.
 3. A means or method of resisting; that which resists.
    Unfold to us some warlike resistance.   --Shak.
 4. Elec. A certain hindrance or opposition to the passage of an electrical current or discharge offered by conducting bodies. It bears an inverse relation to the conductivity, -- good conductors having a small resistance, while poor conductors or insulators have a very high resistance. The unit of resistance is the ohm.
 Resistance box Elec., a rheostat consisting of a box or case containing a number of resistance coils of standard values so arranged that they can be combined in various ways to afford more or less resistance.
 Resistance coil Elec., a coil of wire introduced into an electric circuit to increase the resistance.
 Solid of least resistance Mech., a solid of such a form as to experience, in moving in a fluid, less resistance than any other solid having the same base, height, and volume.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the action of opposing something that you disapprove or
           disagree with; "he encountered a general feeling of
           resistance from many citizens"; "despite opposition from
           the newspapers he went ahead" [syn: opposition]
      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 [syn: electric resistance, electrical
         resistance, impedance, resistivity, ohmic resistance]
      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 [syn: immunity]
      6: a secret group organized to overthrow a government or
         occupation force [syn: underground]
      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 [syn: resistor]
      10: group action in opposition to those in power