Resistance box(Elec.), a rheostat consisting of a box or case containing a number of resistance coils of standard values so arranged that they can be combined in various ways to afford more or less resistance.Resistance coil(Elec.), a coil of wire introduced into an electric circuit to increase the resistance.Solid of least resistance(Mech.), a solid of such a form as to experience, in moving in a fluid, less resistance than any other solid having the same base, height, and volume.

(Re*sist"ant) a. [F. résistant: cf. L. resistens. See Resist.] Making resistance; resisting. n. One who, or that which, resists. Bp. Pearson.

(Re*sist"er) n. One who resists.

(Re*sist"ful) a. Making much resistance.

(Re*sist`i*bil"i*ty) n..

1. The quality of being resistible; resistibleness.

2. The quality of being resistant; resitstance.

The name "body" being the complex idea of extension and resistibility together in the same subject.

(Re*sist"i*ble) a. [Cf. F. résistible.] Capable of being resisted; as, a resistible force. Sir M. Hale.Re*sist"i*ble*ness, n.Re*sist"i*bly, adv.

(Re*sist"ing), a. Making resistance; opposing; as, a resisting medium.Re*sist"ing ly, adv.

(Re*sist"ive) a. Serving to resist. B. Jonsosn.

(Re*sist"less), a.

1. Having no power to resist; making no opposition. [Obs. or R.] Spenser.

2. Incapable of being resisted; irresistible.

Masters' commands come with a power resistless
To such as owe them absolute subjection.

Re*sist"less*ly, adv.Re*sist"less*ness, n.

(Res"o*lu*ble) a.[L. resolubolis: cf. F. résoluble. See Resolve, and cf. Resolvable.] Admitting of being resolved; resolvable; as, bodies resoluble by fire. Boyle.Res"o*lu*ble*ness, n.

(Res"o*lute) a. [Cf. F. résolu. The L. resolutus (p. p. of resolvere) means, relaxed, enervated, effeminate. See Resolve, v. t. & i.]

1. Having a decided purpose; determined; resolved; fixed in a determination; hence, bold; firm; steady.

Edward is at hand,
Ready to fight; therefore be resolute.

2. Convinced; satisfied; sure. [Obs.]

3. Resolving, or explaining; as, the Resolute Doctor Durand. [Obs.]

4. (Elec.) A certain hindrance or opposition to the passage of an electrical current or discharge offered by conducting bodies. It bears an inverse relation to the conductivity, — good conductors having a small resistance, while poor conductors or insulators have a very high resistance. The unit of resistance is the ohm.

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