Noun resistance has 10 senses
  1. resistance, opposition - 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"
    --1 is a kind of action
    --1 has particulars: lockout; reaction; anti-takeover defense
  2. resistance - any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
    --2 is a kind of
    mechanical phenomenon
    --2 has particulars:
     friction, rubbing; acoustic resistance, acoustic impedance, acoustic reactance; drag, retarding force
  3. electric resistance, electrical resistance, impedance, resistance, resistivity, ohmic resistance - a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms
    --3 is a kind of electrical phenomenon
    --3 has particulars: ohmage
  4. resistance - the military action of resisting the enemy's advance; "the enemy offered little resistance"
    --4 is a kind of
    military action, action
    Derived form: verb resist2
  5. immunity, resistance - (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
    --5 is a kind of condition, status
    --5 has particulars: acquired immunity; natural immunity, innate immunity
  6. underground, resistance - a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
    --6 is a kind of revolutionary group
    --6 has particulars: Maquis
  7. resistance - the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)
    --7 is a kind of
  8. resistance - (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness
    --8 is a kind of
  9. resistor, resistance - an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
    --9 is a kind of electrical device
    --9 is a part of circuit, electrical circuit, electric circuit
    --9 has particulars:
     ballast resistor, ballast, barretter; potential divider, voltage divider; rheostat, variable resistor
  10. resistance - group action in opposition to those in power
    --10 is a kind of
    group action
    --10 has particulars:
     confrontation, opposition; sales resistance; defiance; dispute, contravention; obstructionism; protest, objection, dissent; rebellion; insubordination, rebelliousness
    Derived form: verb resist6