[rel-uh k-tiv-i-tee]

noun Electricity.

the tendency of a magnetic circuit to conduct magnetic flux, equal to the reciprocal of the permeability of the circuit.

Origin of reluctivity

First recorded in 1885–90; reluct + -ive + -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for reluctivity


noun plural -ties

physics a specific or relative reluctance of a magnetic material

Word Origin for reluctivity

C19: reluct + -ivity on the model of conductivity
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