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reluctance

noun re·luc·tance \ri-ˈlək-tən(t)s\

Definition of RELUCTANCE

1
:  the quality or state of being reluctant
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>

First Known Use of RELUCTANCE

1629
RELUCTANCE Defined for Kids

reluctance

noun re·luc·tance \ri-ˈlək-təns\

Definition of RELUCTANCE for Kids

:  the quality or state of showing doubt or unwillingness

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