Meaning of reluctance

re•luc•tance

Pronunciation: (ri-luk'tuns), [key]
— n.
  1. unwillingness; disinclination: reluctance to speak in public.
  2. the resistance to magnetic flux offered by a magnetic circuit, determined by the permeability and arrangement of the materials of the circuit.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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