resistance - The inherent characteristic of a material to inhibit the transfer of energy. In electrical conductors, electrical resistance results in the generation of heat. Electrical resistance is measured in Ohms. The heat transfer resistance properties of insulation products are quantified as the R-value.
resistance heating - A type of heating system that provides heat from the resistance of an electrical current flowing through a conductor.
resistive voltage drop - The voltage developed across a cell by the current flow through the resistance of the cell.