That property of a substance which restricts the flow of electricity through it, associated with conversion of electrical energy into heat. Measured in ohms.
"Thanks so much for converting my 42-year old Bar Mitzvah audio-tape to CDs. For such a solemn occasion, I couldn't stop laughing! Hearing my high-pitched, Texas-twanged Hebrew is such a treat; I would never have recognized that the boy on that tape is me. Surely my parents and sons will get a kick out of hearing this voice from my past."