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[rel-uh k-tiv-i-tee]
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noun Electricity.
  1. the tendency of a magnetic circuit to conduct magnetic flux, equal to the reciprocal of the permeability of the circuit.
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Origin of reluctivity

First recorded in 1885–90; reluct + -ive + -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for reluctivity


noun plural -ties
  1. physics a specific or relative reluctance of a magnetic material
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Word Origin

C19: reluct + -ivity on the model of conductivity
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