reluctance

[ ri-luhk-tuh ns ]
/ rɪˈlʌk təns /

noun

unwillingness; disinclination: reluctance to speak in public.
Electricity. the resistance to magnetic flux offered by a magnetic circuit, determined by the permeability and arrangement of the materials of the circuit.
Sometimes re·luc·tan·cy.

Origin of reluctance

First recorded in 1635–45; reluct(ant) + -ance

Related forms

pre·re·luc·tance, noun
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reluctance

less commonly reluctancy

/ (rɪˈlʌktəns) /

noun

lack of eagerness or willingness; disinclination
physics a measure of the resistance of a closed magnetic circuit to a magnetic flux, equal to the ratio of the magnetomotive force to the magnetic flux
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