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## resistance,

in biology: see immunityimmunity,
ability of an organism to resist disease by identifying and destroying foreign substances or organisms. Although all animals have some immune capabilities, little is known about nonmammalian immunity.
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## resistance,

property of an electric conductor by which it opposes a flow of electricity and dissipates electrical energy away from the circuit, usually as heat. Optimum resistance is provided by a conductor that is long, small in cross section, and of a material that conducts poorly. Resistance is basically the same for alternating and direct current circuits (see impedanceimpedance,
in electricity, measure in ohms of the degree to which an electric circuit resists the flow of electric current when a voltage is impressed across its terminals.
). However, an alternating current of high frequency tends to travel near the surface of a conductor. Since such a current uses less of the available cross section of the conductor than a direct current, it meets with more resistance than a direct current. In circuit analysis an ideal resistorresistor,
two-terminal electric circuit component that offers opposition to an electric current. Resistors are normally designed and operated so that, with varying levels of current, variations of their resistance values are negligible (see resistance).
, i.e., a circuit component whose only property is resistance, is called a resistance. The phenomenon of resistance arises from the interactions of electrons with ions in the conductor. The unit of resistance is the ohmohm
[for G. S. Ohm], symbol Ω, unit of electrical resistance, defined as the resistance in a circuit in which a potential difference of one volt creates a current of one ampere; hence, 1 ohm equals 1 volt/ampere. The megohm (1,000,000 ohms) and the milliohm (.
. See superconductivitysuperconductivity,
abnormally high electrical conductivity of certain substances. The phenomenon was discovered in 1911 by Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, who found that the resistance of mercury dropped suddenly to zero at a temperature of about 4.
; Ohm's lawOhm's law
[for G. S. Ohm], law stating that the electric current i flowing through a given resistance r is equal to the applied voltage v divided by the resistance, or i=v/r.
; conductionconduction,
transfer of heat or electricity through a substance, resulting from a difference in temperature between different parts of the substance, in the case of heat, or from a difference in electric potential, in the case of electricity.
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## resistance,

in psychiatry: see psychoanalysispsychoanalysis,
name given by Sigmund Freud to a system of interpretation and therapeutic treatment of psychological disorders. Psychoanalysis began after Freud studied (1885–86) with the French neurologist J. M.
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## Resistance

The physical property of a material to resist or impede the conduction of electrical current, measured in ohms. High resistance means poor conductivity and vice versa.

## resistance

[ri′zis·təns]
(acoustics)
(electricity)
The opposition that a device or material offers to the flow of direct current, equal to the voltage drop across the element divided by the current through the element. Also known as electrical resistance.
In an alternating-current circuit, the real part of the complex impedance.
(fluid mechanics)
(mechanics)
In damped harmonic motion, the ratio of the frictional resistive force to the speed. Also known as damping coefficient; damping constant; mechanical resistance.

## electrical resistance

The physical property of a device, conductor, element, branch, or system, by virtue of which power is lost as heat when current flows through it; the physical property which an electric conductor exhibits to the flow of current; measured in ohms.

## resistance

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a. the opposition to a flow of electric current through a circuit component, medium, or substance. It is the magnitude of the real part of the impedance and is measured in ohms.
b. (as modifier): resistance coupling
2. any force that tends to retard or oppose motion
3. (in psychoanalytical theory) the tendency of a person to prevent the translation of repressed thoughts and ideas from the unconscious to the conscious and esp to resist the analyst's attempt to bring this about
4. Physics the magnitude of the real part of the acoustic or mechanical impedance
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Sixth of October for Development and Investment's ( SODIC ) shares are moving towards a resistance level of EGP 14.20.
Traders who feel confident that the price has indeed broken through its support or resistance level for good, and that it will keep moving in the same direction for a while, can use a more aggressive strategy and begin trading immediately after the breakthrough point, as shown by the entry point in the image below.
Ehab El-Saeed, head of technical analysis at Osool Securities Brokerage Company, said that EGX30 overcame the resistance level of 8,500 points temporarily on Sunday, but it failed to maintain its increase, falling to 8,277.2 points at the end of last week.
"Amlak may go up again and hit resistance level of Dh2.41, while if Emaar Properties breaches support level of Dh5.93, we may see a new low of Dh5.55," said Al Ashri.
Saeed explained that, this week, the EGX will focus on moving to a resistance level of 8,500 points, and perhaps to 8,800- 9,000 points.
The Tasi index may witness a resistance level of 7,900 by next week, said Al Ashri.
But the index may recover by next week and hit resistance level 12,153 by next week," Al Ashri said.
As we head into the coming week, the big resistance level to watch is at 1500.
They also expect that the EGX30 might test the resistance level of 8,500 points.
Local stock brokerage AB Capital Securities said that with the index again breaching the primary 8,000 resistance level, the new support level with secondary support would be at 7,950.
Aldar Properties may hit a resistance level of Dh2.9 in next few weeks, while etisalat may go up and hit resistance level of Dh14.85, Al Ashri added.
The 1580 area now becomes the big resistance level to overcome.

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