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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( n.) A certain hindrance or opposition to the passage of an electrical current or discharge offered by conducting bodies. It bears an inverse relation to the conductivity, - good conductors having a small resistance, while poor conductors or insulators have a very high resistance. The unit of resistance is the ohm.

(2): ( n.) A means or method of resisting; that which resists.

(3): ( n.) The quality of not yielding to force or external pressure; that power of a body which acts in opposition to the impulse or pressure of another, or which prevents the effect of another power; as, the resistance of the air to a body passing through it; the resistance of a target to projectiles.

(4): ( n.) The act of resisting; opposition, passive or active.

Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament [2]

RESISTANCE. —See Retaliation.