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resistance/rɪˈzɪstəns/noun
resistance
/rɪˈzɪstəns/
noun
Learner's definition of RESISTANCE  
: refusal to accept something new or different
[noncount]
— often + from — often + to
[singular]
[noncount]  : effort made to stop or to fight against someone or something
— see also passive resistance
: the ability to prevent something from having an effect
[noncount]
— often + to
[singular]
[noncount]  : a force that slows down a moving object (such as an airplane) by going against the direction in which the object is moving
[singular] 
orResistance
: a secret organization that fights against enemy forces who have gained control of a region, country, etc.
[noncount]technical  : the ability of a substance to prevent electricity from passing through it

take/follow the path/line of least resistance

: to choose the easiest way to do something instead of trying to choose the best way
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