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Resistance refers to:[1]

  1. the act or an instance of resisting or the capacity to resist.
  2. a force that tends to oppose or retard motion.
  3. an underground organization engaged in a struggle for "national liberation" in a country or counter revolutionary activity to a totalitarian regime.
  4. in the field of psychology, a process in which the ego opposes the conscious recall of anxiety-producing experiences.
  5. in the field of biology,
    1. the capacity of an organism to defend itself against a disease.
    2. the capacity of an organism or a tissue to withstand the effects of a harmful environmental agent.
  6. in the field of electricity (electrical resistance), the opposition of a body or substance to current passing through it, resulting in a change of electrical energy into heat or another form of energy.