Technology / Aviation / Resistance: Symbol: R. The opposition to the flow of electrons offered by a device or material. Opposition by resistance causes a loss of power.

Other Words for Resistance

Resistance Verb Synonyms: defenses
Resistance Noun Synonyms: opposition, defiance, refusal, denial, obstruction, intransigence, rebelliousness, recalcitrance, stubbornness

Electrical Resistance

Science / Chemistry / Electrical Resistance: The ability of a material to oppose the flow of an electric current, converting electrical energy into heat. The SI unit of resistance is the ohm. MORE

Antibiotic Resistance

Science / Biology / Antibiotic Resistance: Tendency of certain bacteria to develop a resistance to commonly over-used antibiotics. MORE

Abrasion Resistance

Life Style / Painting / Abrasion Resistance: Resistance to being worn away by rubbing or friction; related more to toughness than to hardness. A necessary quality for floor finishes, enamels and varnishes. MORE

Accommodating Resistance

Health / Fitness / Accommodating Resistance: This is the increase in resistance through the range of motion. Nautilus machines are designed to provide accommodating resistance. MORE

Armature Resistance (Ohms)

Technology / Motors / Armature Resistance (Ohms): Armature resistance is measured in ohms at 25f C. (cold) MORE

Elastic Resistance

Health / Fitness / Elastic Resistance: Weight training that provides the majority of the resistance at the beginning, when the muscle must overcome the inertia of the weight's mass. After this point the overall resistance alters depending MORE