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reluctance

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noun re·luc·tance \ri-ˈlək-tən(t)s\

Definition of reluctance

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being reluctant

  2. 2 :  the opposition offered in a magnetic circuit to magnetic flux; specifically :  the ratio of the magnetic potential difference to the corresponding flux



Examples of reluctance

  1. <the mice showed an odd reluctance to eat the cheese we had put out for them>



1629

First Known Use of reluctance

1629


RELUCTANCE Defined for Kids

reluctance

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noun re·luc·tance \ri-ˈlək-təns\

Definition of reluctance

  1. :  the quality or state of showing doubt or unwillingness





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