reluctance

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From reluct +‎ -ance

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈlʌktəns/
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  • Hyphenation: re‧luc‧tance

Noun[edit]

reluctance (countable and uncountable, plural reluctances)

  1. Unwillingness to do something.
  2. Hesitancy in taking some action.
  3. (physics) That property of a magnetic circuit analogous to resistance in an electric circuit.

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