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Princeton's WordNet

  1. line of least resistance, path of least resistance(noun)

    the easiest way

    "In marrying him she simply took the path of least resistance"

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  1. Path of least resistance

    The path of least resistance describes the physical or metaphorical pathway that provides the least resistance to forward motion by a given object or entity, among a set of alternative paths. The concept is often used to describe why an object or entity takes a given path. In physics, the "path of least resistance" is an heuristic from folk physics that can sometimes, in very simple situations, describe approximately what happens. Other examples are "what goes up must come down" and "heat goes from hot to cold". But these simple descriptions are not derived from laws of physics and in more complicated cases these heuristics will fail to give even approximately correct results. In electrical circuits, for example, current always follows all available paths, and in some simple cases the "path of least resistance" will take up most of the current, but this will not be generally true in even slightly more complicated circuits. For example, if there are three paths of nearly the same resistance, the "path of least resistance" will only take up about a third of the current, and a path with nearly zero resistance will take up NO current if there is no potential difference between the ends of the path.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of path of least resistance in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of path of least resistance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of path of least resistance in a Sentence

  1. Steve Goldman:

    There's a 50-50 chance they're not going to raise rates this year, so why are we spending two years discussing this? Let's focus on the fact that the economy is doing okay, the path of least resistance is higher.

  2. Irwin Michael:

    It's been a difficult week. The currencies, equities indices have been very volatile. So it's a bit of a sigh of relief. The path of least resistance is on the upside, there are a number of positive drivers. The Conservative majority victory in the UK ... On balance, nice recovery in the U.S. market. It gives people more confidence.

  3. President Trump , Hayespivoted:

    Of course, theres a reason it took so long for the true story about Weinstein to be told, for the many allegations of him to stay locked in a vault, and thats because time and again the path of least resistance for those in power was not to cross Weinstein or his army of friends and lawyers. Same goes for the many, many, many other powerful predators that weve come to know about.

  4. Art Hogan:

    We saw a significant beat from JPMorgan and that's helping the psychology of the market, with the weaker dollar helping commodities and better-than-expected economic data, the market is taking the path of least resistance with an upward bias.

  5. Michael Feroli:

    It pays for them to take the low-risk path of least resistance and not really change things in a big way, and then see how the data is.

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  • Chemin de la moindre résistanceFrench
  • percorso di minor resistenzaItalian

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