Resistance may refer to:


* Electrical resistance, a measure of the degree to which an object opposes an electric current through it
* Friction, the force that opposes (relative) motion
** Drag (physics) ("air resistance"), fluid or gas forces opposing motion and flow
* Geological resistance, a measure of how well minerals resist erosive factors
** Hydraulic conductivity, the ease with which water can move through pore spaces or fractures in soil or rock
* Thermal resistance, a measure of difficulty of heat transfer through a substance
** Thermal conductivity, how well heat is conducted through a substance
** Thermal resistance in electronics, heat considerations in electronics design


* Drug resistance
** Antibiotic resistance, the ability of a microorganism to withstand the effects of antibiotics
** Resistance to antiviral drugs, the ability of a population of viruses to withstand the effects of an antiviral drug.
* Immune system, the system in organisms that provides disease resistance
** Disease resistance in fruit and vegetables
* Pesticide resistance, resistance of insects, weeds, rodents, and other "pests" to improperly used pesticides
* Systemic acquired resistance, a response in plants that occurs following exposure to a pathogen
* Vascular resistance, the resistance to flow that must be overcome in order for blood to circulate through the body.

Politics and Military

* Resistance movement, a group trying to thwart foreign occupation
** Resistance during World War II
** French Resistance
* Resistance (socialist youth organisation), an Australian Marxist organisation
* Draft resistance, organized or personal opposition to military conscription
* HMS "Resistance", a British Navy ironclad battleship
* Resistance (military) is the ability of an organized force to stand on the defensive
* White Aryan Resistance


*in music:
** Resistance (Burning Spear album), 1986 album
** Resistance (Mika Nakashima album), 2002 album
** Resistance (Alove for Enemies album), 2006 album
** Resistance, a song by Japanese band High and Mighty Color
** La Resistance a song from the musical South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
** Resistance Records, a white power music label
** Resistance Productions, a record label
*in videogames:
** , a Sony PlayStation 3 game
** Resistance 2, sequel to Resistance: Fall of Man
** , a Sony PlayStation Portable game
** , expansion pack of video game "Operation Flashpoint".
*in television:
** Resistance (V TV series), a group of humans opposing an alien takeover in the "V" television series
** Resistance (Battlestar Galactica), a "Battlestar Galactica" episode
** , the 28th episode of "Star Trek: Voyager"
** Resistance (film), a 2003 war movie, with Bill Paxton
** Resistance (novel), a 2007 historical novel by Owen Sheers


* La Résistance (professional wrestling)
* Resistance (technical analysis), a price level in security trading that, if reached, activates many sell triggers
* Resistance welding, a group of welding processes
* Psychological resistance, the act of defending one's position in response to confrontation

See also

* Resilience
* Resistor

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