resistant

Definitions

  • Fulton's Table of Resistances
    Fulton's Table of Resistances
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj resistant incapable of absorbing or mixing with "a water-repellent fabric","plastic highly resistant to steam and water"
    • adj resistant disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority
    • adj resistant impervious to being affected "resistant to the effects of heat","resistant to persuasion"
    • adj resistant relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)
    • adj resistant able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress "the plant is tolerant of saltwater","these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided","the new hybrid is more resistant to drought"
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Resistance Resistance

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The expression cooked "al dente" means "to the tooth." What this means is that the pasta should be somewhat firm, and offer some resistance to the tooth, but should also be tender
    • a Resistant Making resistance; resisting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It is estimated that a plastic container can resist decomposition for as long as 50,000 years.
    • resistant Making resistance; resisting.
    • n resistant One who or that which resists.
    • n resistant Same as resist, 2.
    • resistant In botany, able to resist the attacks of parasites: applied to those plants which, because of some inherent property, are able to resist the attack of those parasites to which they are usually subject.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The amount of drag or air resistance produced by putting your bicycle on top of your car is so great that on a trip from England to Scotland it would be cheaper to send it by train because of the fuel consumption to overcome the drag
    • Resistant one who, or that which, resists
    • adjs Resistant making resistance
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Quotations

  • Phil Weltman
    Phil Weltman
    “The path of least resistance is the path of the loser.”
  • Edward Dahlberg
    Edward%20Dahlberg
    “Those who write for lucre or fame are grosser than the cartel robbers, for they steal the genius of the people, which is its will to resist evil.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Two basic rules of life: 1. Change is Inevitable 2. Everyone Resists Change. Remember this: When you are through changing... you're through.”
  • Lord Alfred Tennyson
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    “What rights are those that dare not resist for them?”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear.”
  • Charles De Gaulle
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    “I respect only those who resist me; but I cannot tolerate them.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. résistant,: cf. L. resistens,. See Resist
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. resistĕrere-, against, sistĕre, to make to stand.

Usage

In literature:

He therefore resisted all Paoli's offers, and tendered his sword to the service of Salicetti.
"The History of Napoleon Buonaparte" by John Gibson Lockhart
He was drawing me gently towards it all the time, and I had not any idea of resisting.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Isolated men could not resist such a body.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
People often yield to a sudden impulse, who will resist if approached formally or from a distance.
"With Wolfe in Canada" by G. A. Henty
Can this venal race resist such arguments?
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
What vanity could resist a charm of so great potency?
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
Belgian resistance perforce weakened.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of 12)"
Almost without exception, the older citizens deprecated resistance.
"Orange and Green" by G. A. Henty
The use of non-violent resistance does not always denote devotion to pacifist principles.
"Introduction to Non-Violence" by Theodore Paullin
Yet their far cries filled his ears, and roused him to thoughts of desperate resistance.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
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In poetry:

Nor can you well his hugs resist;
Or palming of his dirty fist.
Let me, in this case, win the day,
As Hudibras did--run away.
"The Virtues Of Election Ale" by William Hutton
Suns rise and set; the straining clasp
The shortened links resist,
Yet flashes in a bracelet's grasp
The diamond, on her wrist.
"The Girdle Of Friendship" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Lo! wisdom stands with smiling face,
And courts us to her arms:
Who can resist the wondrous grace,
And slight her powerful charms!
"Hymn 13" by Noah Calwell W Cannon
And thy devotion to assist,
Whereby thou may'st the flesh resist,
The law of God take, for thy guide
His holy Spirit, for thy aid.
"Advice To A Youth" by Rees Prichard
This young lady is our sister;—
Is n't this a rare display?
There! we knew you'd not resist her;—
Pray you, Madam, step this way.
"Hymns and Odes for Charity Occasions VI" by John Pierpont
And thus it is th' Almighty can
Humble the haughtiness of man,
Who dares resist his just commands,
And turn him over to Death's hands.
"Another On The Same Occasion" by Rees Prichard

In news:

The four new varieties are bred for disease resistance with more apricot and orange tones.
Clamps speed installation, resist tampering, and offer low profile posture.
Glandless lightweight Teflon-coated spool valve technology allows valve to cycle 30 million times in a corrosion and water-resistant package.
For many years I resisted the Stieglitz subject.
Based on corrosion resistance, would it be better to use a Hastelloy C alloy or should we use 316L stainless steel.
It's impossible to resist scratching them and Bogey doesn't mind at all.
Superbraid, a self-storing braided polyurethane air hose, resists kinking and abrasion.
Beijing's pro-communist propaganda campaign in Hong Kong meets with resistance.
For a long time I had resisted its lure.
Police said the man resisted arrest, which led to the brawl .
Homer Outbreak May be Tied to Parents Resisting Vaccines, Says State Epidemiologist.
Once you have your pairs down, all you need to do is resist the temptation to hit the ball too aggressively.
Resistance to 'Pitch Perfect' is futile.
For decades, many members of the tribe have resisted coal mining.
In Abu Dhabi, money's not an issue, but cultural resistance could be a problem.
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In science:

As G (cid:48) (ω) is a sub-network of G (ω) with P-a.s. finite resistance, by the Rayleigh’s Monotonicity Law (see for example Doyle and Snell ) we deduce that the effective resistance of G (ω) is P-a.s. finite, which implies that a spider on G (ω) is transient for P-almost all ω .
Spiders in random environment
The opeamp produces piecewise-linear but bending resistance, and thus the system is non-linear and when the variable resistance that is located between the two capacitors is decreased, the Lissa jous graph of the voltage of the capacitor 1 and that of the capacitor 2 changes from a spiral to a double scroll.
Entropy of Chaotic Oscillations of Currents in the Chua Circuit and its HMM Analysis
Ag wire with 1.27 mm diameter and residual resistivity ratio ≥ 1500, which are spot welded to the Cu pieces and, in the MC, sintered to Ag nanoparticles (yielding surface areas of ∼ 3 m2 per wire used to overcome the Kapitza resistance RK ap ).
Method for Cooling Nanostructures to Microkelvin Temperatures
For instance, sample C1 yielded the sharpest superconducting resistive transition of all samples but an energy gap dispersion similar to the one observed in series B sample with a broader resistive transition.
Subkelvin tunneling spectroscopy showing Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer superconductivity in heavily boron-doped silicon epilayers
In conclusion, if we maintain the carriers density constant as we decrease the average magnetization, we obtain in our calculation oscillations of the resistivity in the range of strong magnetic order, followed by a minimum of the resistivity, and a hump as we approach hM i = 0.
A semiquantitative approach to the impurity-band-related transport properties of GaMnAs nanolayers
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