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Resistance may refer to:
- Electrical resistance, a measure of the degree to which conductor opposes an electric current through it
- 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 pore spaces or fractures in soil or rock
- Thermal resistance, a measure of difficulty of heat transfer through a substance
- In materials science, the term is sometimes used for hardness
- Antibiotic resistance, used for bacteria resistant to antibiotics.
- Airway resistance, a concept used in respiratory physiology to describe mechanical factors which limit the access of inspired air to the pulmonary alveoli, and thus determine airflow.
Politics and military
- Resistance movement, a group trying to thwart foreign occupation
- Resistance (socialist youth organisation), an Australian Marxist organisation
- Draft resistance, organized or personal opposition to military conscription
- HMS Resistance, the name of four ships of the Royal Navy, and one planned one
- Resistance (military) is the ability of an organized force to stand on the defensive
- White Aryan Resistance
- Resistance: Journal of the Earth Liberation Movement, an earth liberation magazine
- Resistance (YBNP), from 2011, new name of Young BNP (age 18-30)
- Resistance (Burning Spear album), 1986 album
- Resistance (Mika Nakashima album), 2002 album
- Resistance (Alove for Enemies album), 2006 album
- The Resistance (Muse album), 2009 album
- Resistance, the title track from the same album.
- "Resistance", a song by Japanese band High and Mighty Color
- "Resistance", a song by Soulfly from Enslaved
- "La Resistance" (South Park song) a song from the musical South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
- Resistance Records, a white power music label
- "The Resistance", track 1 on the album New Surrender by US rock band Anberlin
In video games
- Resistance, a series of alternate history sci-fi shooters developed for Sony video game consoles.
- Operation Flashpoint: Resistance, expansion pack of video game Operation Flashpoint
- "Resistance", a map of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer
- Resistance (V), a group of humans opposing an alien takeover in the V television series
- "Resistance" (Battlestar Galactica), a Battlestar Galactica episode
- "Resistance" (Star Trek: Voyager episode), the 28th episode of Star Trek: Voyager
- Resistance, a 1995 novel by Anita Shreve
- Resistance (Owen Sheers novel), a 2007 historical novel by Owen Sheers
- The Resistance (Animorphs), an Animorphs book
- either of two similarly named but otherwise unrelated comic book series, both published by Wildstorm:
- Resistance (2003 film), a 2003 war film, with Bill Paxton
- Resistance (2011 film), a 2011 war film, with Michael Sheen
- The Resistance (2013 film), a Martial art film, with Peng Zhang Li
- La Résistance (professional wrestling)
- Resistance welding, a group of welding processes
- Psychological resistance, the forces that counteract progress in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy
- Response based therapy, counselling involving discussion of victims' acts of resistance to violence
- Resistance (philosophy), a concept created by author Steven Pressfield that illustrates the universal force that acts against human creativity.
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