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Synonyms for resistance



immunity from


  • immunity from
  • resilience
  • ability to withstand
  • ability to fight off
  • ability to counteract

Synonyms for resistance

the act of resisting

a clandestine organization of freedom fighters in an oppressed land


Synonyms for resistance

the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with

a material's opposition to the flow of electric current

the military action of resisting the enemy's advance

(medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease

the capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents

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a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force

the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)

(psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness

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When the area of shear stress decreased region is larger than the shear stress increased region, bionic jetting model's viscous resistance will be reduced.
where D is viscous resistance, C is inertial resistance, [MU] is the viscosity, [RHO] is the air density, and L is the thickness of the porous media zone.
Here the dashpot acts as a viscous resistance to the instantaneous movement of the spring.
Their viscous resistance force characteristics depend on the applied electric/magnetic field strength.
The LOR occurs due to the tradeoff of media resistances for viscous resistances as the pleat count is increased.