reactance

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reactance (countable and uncountable, plural reactances) (symbol X)

  1. (physics, electrics) The opposition to the change in flow of current in an alternating current circuit, due to inductance and capacitance; the imaginary part of the impedance.
  2. (psychology) An emotional reaction in direct contradiction to rules or regulations that threaten or eliminate specific behavioral freedoms.

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