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Learner's definition of RESISTANCE  
: refusal to accept something new or different
— often + from— often + to
[noncount] : effort made to stop or to fight against someone or something
— see also passive resistance
: the ability to prevent something from having an effect
— often + to
[noncount] : a force that slows down a moving object (such as an airplane) by going against the direction in which the object is moving
: a secret organization that fights against enemy forces who have gained control of a region, country, etc.
[noncount]technical : the ability of a substance to prevent electricity from passing through it

take/follow the path/line of least resistance

: to choose the easiest way to do something instead of trying to choose the best way
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