resistance

(redirected from abrasion resistance)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.

resistance

noun antagonism, assault, attack, battle, blocking, check, combat, confrontation, contention, contrariness, contravention, contumacy, counteraction, defiance, disobedience, fight, hindrance, immunity, insubordination, insurgence, insurrection, mutiny, noncompliance, nonconformance, obstinacy, obstruction, oppugnance, oppugnation, protest, rebellion, rebuff, recalcitrance, recusancy, refusal, reluctance, repugnance, repulsion, revolt, revolution, sedition, stand, strife, strike, struggle, unalterableness, unwillingness, unyieldingness, uprising, withstanding
See also: battle, conflict, contempt, contention, contest, contravention, defiance, deterrence, disadvantage, disapproval, dispute, fight, impediment, impugnation, mutiny, negation, opposition, protest, reaction, rebellion, rebuff, refusal, reluctance, revolt, struggle

RESISTANCE. The opposition of force to force.
     2. Resistance is either lawful or unlawful. 1. It is lawful to resist one who is in the act of committing a felony or other crime, or who maliciously endeavors to commit such felony or crime. See self defence. And a man may oppose force to force against one who endeavors to make an arrest, or to enter his house without lawful authority for the purpose; or, if in certain cases he abuse such authority, and do more than he was authorized to do; or if it turn out in the result he has no right to enter, then the party about to be imprisoned, or whose house is about to be illegally entered, may resist the illegal imprisonment or entry by self-defence, not using any dangerous weapons, and may escape, be rescued, or even break prison, and others may assist him in so doing. 5 Taunt. 765; 1 B. & Adol, 166; 1 East, P. C. 295; 5 East, 304; 1 Chit. Pr. 634. See Regular and Irregular Process.
     3.-2. Resistance is unlawful when the persons having a lawful authority to arrest, apprehend, or imprison, or otherwise to advance or execute the public justice of the country, either civil or criminal, and using the proper means for that purpose, are resisted in so doing; and if the party guilty of such resistance, or others assisting him, be killed in the struggle, such homicide is justifiable; while on the other hand, if the officer be killed, it will, at common law, be murder in those who resist. Fost. 270; 1 Hale, 457; 1 East, P. C. 305.

References in periodicals archive ?
Three latexes (A, B and C) with varying abrasion resistance were included in the study.
Why then are the abrasion resistance results so different?
The new NdPBR Buna Nd 22 EZ grade provides excellent properties in conveyor belting compounds due to the abrasion resistance and low rolling resistance that the high molecular weight offers, and the processing, which is critical for belts, is easier than with the Buna CB 22 grade (figure 1).
Victrex USA adds that the Techtrex formulations have demonstrated excellent hardness, abrasion resistance, and adhesion.
It rates high on tensile strength and abrasion resistance.
The new HPC facility will continue to focus on protective and appearance coatings for heat management, corrosion and abrasion resistance and friction reduction.
Nitriles are best known for their resistance to oils, greases and fuels in combination with high temperature and abrasion resistance.
Minspar #3, #4, #7 and #10 feldspars used in translucent or clear plastics because of its low-tint strength, stain resistance, high loading, and reportedly excellent abrasion resistance.
According to the company, the need for abrasion resistance has increased dramatically as recycled fibers replace softer virgin-kraft fibers.
It improves the abrasion resistance of floor coatings and eliminates the need for frequent recoating.
It offers the abrasion resistance needed to produce as many as 300,000 sand molds before surfaces require repair or replacement.