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Resistance may refer to: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... It has been suggested that French Wiktionary be merged into this article or section. ...


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In biology: Electrical resistance is a measure of the degree to which an electrical component opposes the passage of current. ... Friction is the force that opposes the relative motion or tendency toward such motion of two surfaces in contact. ... An object falling through a gas or liquid experiences a force in direction opposite to its motion. ... Geological resistance is a measure of how well minerals resist erosive factors, and is primarily based on hardness, chemical reactivity and cohesion. ... written by AmerHydraulic conductivity, mathematically represented as , is a property of soil or rock, in the vadose zone or groundwater, that describes the ease with which water can move through pore spaces or fractures. ... Thermal resistance has two different meanings: 1) the temperature difference across the structure when a unit of heat energy flows through it in unit time or 2) the temperature difference across a unit area of a material of unit thickness when a unit of heat energy flows through it in... In physics, thermal conductivity, k, is the intensive property of a material that indicates its ability to conduct heat. ... Thermal resistance is the temperature difference across a structure when a unit of heat energy flows through it in unit time. ...

In psychology Organisms are said to be drug-resistant when they are no longer affected by drugs that are meant to neutralize them. ... Antibiotic resistance is the ability of a micro-organism to withstand the effects of an antibiotic. ... In the context of virology, resistance or drug resistance refers to the lack of response of a population of viruses to an antiviral drug or treatment. ... A scanning electron microscope image of a single neutrophil (yellow), engulfing anthrax bacteria (orange). ... Disease resistance in fruit and vegetables; There are a number of lines of defence against pests (that is, those animals that cause damage to the plants we grow) and diseases in the organic garden, principle among these being the practice of good husbandry, creating healthy soil and ensuring high standards... the plane is spreading pesticide. ... In plants, the transpiration stream is the uninterrupted stream of water which is taken up by the roots and, via the xylem vessels, transported to the leaves where it will eventually evaporate at the air/apoplast-interface of the substomatal cavity. ...

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In television: A resistance movement is a group or collection of individual groups, dedicated to fighting an invader in an occupied country through either the use of physical force, or nonviolence. ... Resistance during World War II occurred in every occupied country by a variety of means, ranging from non-cooperation, disinformation and propaganda to hiding crashed pilots and even to outright warfare and the recapturing of towns. ... Resistance is a Marxist-oriented socialist youth organisation with branches throughout Australia and its national headquarters in Sydney. ... Their actions were criminal offences and once they had left the country draft dodgers could not return or they would be arrested. ... HMS Resistance was the second and last ship of the Defence Class to be commissioned. ... In military terminology, resistance or organized resistance refers to the ability of a military unit to continue to oppose an attack. ...

Resistance can also refer to: // Mike Donovan (Marc Singer) and Dr. Juliette Parrish (Faye Grant) Spoiler warning: Kyle Bates Kyle Bates, played by Jeff Yagher, is introduced in V: The Series. ... Resistance is an episode of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica televison series. ... Resistance is the 28th episode of Star Trek: Voyager, and the twelfth episode in the second season. ...

The resistance level is the highest price a security trades at over a period of time. ... Resistance welding refers to a group of welding processes that produce coalescence of the faying surfaces with the heat obtained from resistance of the workpieces to the flow of the welding current in a circuit of which the workpieces are part, and by the application of pressure. ...

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The T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. Resistivity Test (0 words)
To test the resistivity of a Twinkie, a 110V standard AC household current was run across it.
After verifying that power was being supplied to the Twinkie, we concluded that the resistivity of the Twinkie must be so high that not enough current was passing through to cause any noticeable change.
A quick measurement with a Digital Multimeter (DMM) confirmed that the resistivity was beyond the DMM's range.
Resistance (912 words)
The resistance to the flow of charge in an electric circuit is analogous to the frictional effects between water and the pipe surfaces as well as the resistance offered by obstacles which are present in its path.
A third variable which is known to effect the resistance to charge flow is the material that a wire is made of.
Consistent with the discussion above, this equation shows that the resistance of a wire is directly proportional to the length of the wire and inversely proportional to the cross-sectional area of the wire.
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