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The news of the open military help to Franco from Hitler and Mussolini, and the heroic resistance of the people of Madrid, Barcelona and the big cities fired a widespread wish to help the Republic and its people.
Bill Alexander

Meaning of "resistance" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RESISTANCE

resistance  [rɪˈzɪstəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RESISTANCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Resistance is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RESISTANCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of resistance in the English dictionary

The first definition of resistance in the dictionary is the act or an instance of resisting. Other definition of resistance is the capacity to withstand something, esp the body's natural capacity to withstand disease. Resistance is also any force that tends to retard or oppose motion.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RESISTANCE


assistance
əˈsɪstəns
consistence
kənˈsɪstəns
desistance
dɪˈzɪstəns
desistence
dɪˈzɪstəns
distance
ˈdɪstəns
equidistance
ˌiːkwɪˈdɪstəns
existence
ɪɡˈzɪstəns
inconsistence
ˌɪnkənˈsɪstəns
inexistence
ˌɪnɪɡˈzɪstəns
insistence
ɪnˈsɪstəns
instance
ˈɪnstəns
irresistance
ɪrɪˈzɪstəns
nonexistence
ˈnɒnɪɡˈzɪstəns
nonresistance
ˌnɒnrɪˈzɪstəns
outdistance
ˌaʊtˈdɪstəns
persistence
pəˈsɪstəns
pre-existence
ˈpriːɪɡˈzɪstəns
self-existence
ˌsɛlfɪɡˈzɪstəns
subsistence
səbˈsɪstəns
substance
ˈsʌbstəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RESISTANCE

resist
resistance fighter
resistance movement
resistance thermometer
resistance welding
resistant
Resistencia
resister
resistibility
resistible
resistibly
resistingly
resistive
resistively
resistiveness
resistivity
resistless
resistlessly
resistlessness
resistor

WORDS THAT END LIKE RESISTANCE

acceptance
acquaintance
advance
amount of substance
antimicrobial resistance
capacitance
conductance
Constance
court of first instance
for instance
importance
inductance
inheritance
long-distance
reluctance
remittance
repentance
stance
the distance
the Resistance
walking distance

Synonyms and antonyms of resistance in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RESISTANCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «resistance» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of resistance

Translation of «resistance» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RESISTANCE

Find out the translation of resistance to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of resistance from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «resistance» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

抵抗
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

resistencia
570 millions of speakers

English

resistance
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रतिरोध
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُقاوَمَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сопротивление
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

resistência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সহ্য করার ক্ষমতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

résistance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Rintangan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Widerstand
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

抵抗
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

저항
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Resistance
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự chống cự
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எதிர்ப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रतिकार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

direnç
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

resistenza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

opór
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

опір
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

opoziție
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αντίσταση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

weerstand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

motstånd
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

motstand
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of resistance

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RESISTANCE»

The term «resistance» is very widely used and occupies the 6.129 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RESISTANCE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «resistance» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «resistance» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about resistance

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10 QUOTES WITH «RESISTANCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word resistance.
1
King Albert II
One single vision fills all minds: that of our independence endangered. One single duty imposes itself upon our wills: the duty of stubborn resistance.
2
Bill Alexander
The news of the open military help to Franco from Hitler and Mussolini, and the heroic resistance of the people of Madrid, Barcelona and the big cities fired a widespread wish to help the Republic and its people.
3
Peter Arnett
Our reports about civilian casualties here, about the resistance of the Iraqi forces, are going back to the United States. It helps those who oppose the war when you challenge the policy to develop their arguments.
4
Charles Atlas
My system uses no apparatus. The resistance of your own body is the best and safest apparatus.
5
Julia Bacha
Violent resistance and nonviolent resistance share one very important thing in common: They are both a form of theater seeking an audience to their cause.
6
George Linnaeus Banks
For the cause that lacks assistance, the wrong that needs resistance, for the future in the distance, and the good that I can do.
7
Isaiah Berlin
Few new truths have ever won their way against the resistance of established ideas save by being overstated.
8
Kathryn Bigelow
If there's specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies.
9
Tim Bishop
Our nation and those of the developed world must offer our own resistance to despot leaders who seek to commit murder on the basis of religion or race.
10
Gabriel Byrne
The Catholic Church is an innately conservative rock - they call themselves the 'rock of Peter' - and its resistance to change is, ironically, what has kept it constant throughout the ages.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RESISTANCE»

Discover the use of resistance in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to resistance and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of ...
Combining statistical analysis with case studies of specific countries and territories, Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan detail the factors enabling such campaigns to succeed and, sometimes, causing them to fail.
Erica Chenoweth, Maria J. Stephan, 2013
2
Antibiotic Resistance: Understanding and Responding to an ...
Authored by two leading investigators, this book presents a thorough and authoritative overview of this multifaceted field of science.
Karl S. Drlica, David S. Perlin, 2010
3
Non-Violent Resistance
This volume focuses on Gandhi's vision of Satyagraha, whereby one appeals to reason and conscience and puts an end to evil by converting the evil-doer.
M. K. Gandhi, 2001
4
Resistance
In German-occupied Normandy, France, fifteen-year-old Marianne worries that her mother is exposing the family, especially Marianne's deaf younger brother, to great danger by volunteering for more perilous assignments in the resistance ...
Janet Graber, 2005
5
Engaged Resistance: American Indian Art, Literature, and ...
Recognizing that the time has come for a critical assessment of this exceptional artistic output and its significance to American Indian and American issues, Dean Rader offers the first interdisciplinary examination of how American Indian ...
Dean Rader, 2011
6
The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the ...
Describes the basic steps of creating, discusses the creative cycle, and shows how to use these skills to reshape one's life
Robert Fritz, 1989
7
Resistance: Psychodynamic and Behavioral Approaches
But the therapist trying to get some ideas about how to work with 1 These are, of course, not the only two points of view in psychotherapy; nor do I believe they are the only two of value.
Paul L. Wachtel, 1982
8
German Resistance Against Hitler: The Search for Allies ...
Klemens von Klemperer's scholarly and detailed study uncovers the beliefs and activities of numerous individuals who fought against Nazism within Germany, and traces their many efforts to forge alliances with Hitler's opponents outside the ...
Klemens Von Klemperer, 1994
9
Resistance: A Novel
This tale of impossible love--told with the same narrative grace and keen eye for human emotion that have distinguished all of Anita Shreve's cherished bestsellers--leads us into a harrowing world where forbidden passions have catastrophic ...
Anita Shreve, 2008
10
Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women
As it examines daily struggles against appalling prison conditions and injustices, the book details collective organising and individual resistance among incarcerated women
Victoria Law, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RESISTANCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term resistance is used in the context of the following news items.
1
French Resistance heroes inducted into Pantheon in Paris
France has honoured four members of the French Resistance with a ceremony at the Pantheon mausoleum in Paris. Coffins representing two men and two ... «BBC News, May 15»
2
World Health Assembly addresses antimicrobial resistance
25 MAY 2015 ¦ GENEVA - The World Health Assembly today agreed resolutions to tackle antimicrobial resistance; improve access to affordable vaccines and ... «World Health Organization, May 15»
3
UK bids to tackle antibiotic resistance
UK-based initiative, Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, want drug companies to invest $2b in researching antibiotics that will be effective against resistant ... «Aljazeera.com, May 15»
4
WHO report finds systems to combat antibiotic resistance lacking
A new report, "Worldwide country situation analysis: Response to antimicrobial resistance", which outlines the survey findings, reveals that while much activity is ... «World Health Organization, Apr 15»
5
Kudos to the Auditor-General for raising the alarm about antibiotic …
It was bound to happen. Someone was going to take Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada to task on the subject of antibiotic resistance. «The Globe and Mail, Apr 15»
6
Malaria on Myanmar-India border is 'huge threat'
Resistance to the drug that has saved millions of lives from malaria has been detected over a wider area than previously thought, scientists warn. The ability of ... «BBC News, Feb 15»
7
Uganda finds body thought to be of Lord's Resistance Army deputy
Uganda is conducting DNA tests to determine whether a body discovered is that of the wanted deputy of the Lord's Resistance Army rebels. Army spokesman ... «The Guardian, Feb 15»
8
Surrendered Lord's Resistance Army commander says he didn't …
BANGUI -- Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen says he surrendered to stand trial for war crimes because he did not want to "die in the bush.". «CTV News, Jan 15»
9
A new antibiotic kills pathogens without detectable resistance
Antibiotic resistance is spreading faster than the introduction of new compounds into clinical practice, causing a public health crisis. Most antibiotics were ... «Nature.com, Jan 15»
10
Senior Lord's Resistance Army commander surrenders to US troops
In this 2012 file photo, a US army special forces captain addresses troops from the Central African Republic and Uganda searching for Joseph Kony's Lord's ... «The Guardian, Jan 15»

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