English - English Dictionary

Few words

resistancethe 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"
line of least resistancethe easiest way; "In marrying him she simply took the path of least resistance"
path of least resistancethe easiest way; "In marrying him she simply took the path of least resistance"
least resistancethe least effortful way to do something
resistancethe military action of resisting the enemy''s advance; "the enemy offered little resistance"
resistancegroup action in opposition to those in power
nonresistancegroup refusal to resort to violence even in defense against violence
sales resistanceresistance by potential customers to aggressive selling practices
passive resistancepeaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
nonviolent resistancepeaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
piece de resistancethe outstanding item (the prize piece or main exhibit) in a collection
resistance pyrometerpyrometer that measures high temperatures by the resistance in a heated wire
resistance thermometerthermometer that measures temperature by changes in the resistance of a spiral of platinum wire
resistancean electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
resistance(psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness
resistancethe degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)
piece de resistancethe most important dish of a meal
First of October Antifascist Resistance Groupan armed wing of the (illegal) Communist Party of Spain; seeks to overthrow the Spanish government and replace it with a Marxist-Leninist regime; "GRAPO is vehemently opposed to the United States"
Islamic Resistance Movementa militant Islamic fundamentalist political movement that opposes peace with Israel and uses terrorism as a weapon; seeks to create an Islamic state in place of Israel; is opposed to the PLO and has become a leading perpetrator of terrorist activity in Is
Lord's Resistance Armya quasi-religious rebel group in Uganda that terrorized and raped women and kidnapped children who were forced to serve in the army
resistancea secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
resistanceany mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
electric resistancea material''s opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms
electrical resistancea material''s opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms
resistancea material''s opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms