Reluctance

Definition of Reluctance

Re`luc´tance   Pronunciation: r?-l?k´tans
n.1.The state or quality of being reluctant; repugnance; aversion of mind; unwillingness; - often followed by an infinitive, or by to and a noun, formerly sometimes by against.
He had some reluctance to obey the summons.
- Sir W. Scott.
Bear witness, Heaven, with what reluctancy
Her helpless innocence I doom to die.
- Dryden.
2.(Elec.) Magnetic resistance, being equal to the ratio of magnetomotive force to magnetic flux.

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