Examples of resistance in a Sentence
They have shown a stubborn resistance to change.
The troops met heavy resistance as they approached the city.
The paint shows good weather resistance.
Over time the patient could develop a resistance to the drug.
Recent Examples of resistance from the Web
This novel yeast was already showing some resistance to the first-choice antifungals that would have been used against it, a family of compounds called azoles that can be given by mouth.
Republicans have been pushing an anti-Pelosi message in the 2018 midterms, an attempt to stave off a potential blue wave amid resistance to President Trump.
Dasatinib and quercitin appear to work synergistically to target senescent cells, which seem not over time to develop a resistance to them, Kirkland said.
The resulting diversity will increase oryx herds’ resistance to disease and other potential hazards in the future.
Thank you for pointing that out because ICE has become sort of the catch all resistance to this administration, conflation everywhere.
Extreme flooding can increase breeding sites for mosquitoes, and the two that are the region’s main sources of malaria — Anopheles darlingi and Anopheles albitarsis — have begun to show resistance to insecticide.White Only White MTV MTV Only — New York Times, "In a Rare Success, Paraguay Conquers Malaria," 6 July 2018 ,
White resistance to the movement’s nonviolent protests was virulent, and King was struck in the head with a rock during one such march.
In resistance to the Trump administration’s immigration policies, California state legislators moved to block expansion or creation of state and local contracts for facilities to house ICE detainees.
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Financial Definition of RESISTANCE
What It Is
In technical trading analysis, resistance is an upper limit in a price channel in which a security’s price tends to stay.
How It Works
Price channels can slope up (indicating Puma ATHLETICS Black STYLE POLO ATHLETICS STYLE POLO Black Puma Puma Aftnnz0 sentiment) or down (indicating bearish sentiment); they don’t have to simply go “sideways.” The important geometric characteristic is that the resistance lines and support lines (the opposite of the resistance) are parallel, as shown in this price channel for ChevronTexaco (CVX). The channel lines themselves are often based on multiday moving averages or logarithmic scales that reflect price movements in percentage terms. However, technical trading is as much an art as it is a science, and so one technical trader’s price channel might be different from another’s.
When a stock’s price touches the resistance, this may signal a trend change, which is why resistance levels are very important to technical traders.
Why It Matters
Price channels help tip traders off about trend changes in a stock or “unusual” activity when the price goes above or below the price channel lines (we call this a breakout). For example, a technical trader might sell when a stock hits resistance on a downward-sloping channel.
RESISTANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of resistance for English Language Learners
: refusal to accept something new or different
: effort made to stop or to fight against someone or something
: the ability to prevent something from having an effect
RESISTANCE Defined for Kids
Definition of resistance for Students
- resistance to disease
- The car's sleek design reduces wind resistance.
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