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Noun: reluctance  ri'lúk-tun(t)s
  1. A certain degree of unwillingness
    "a reluctance to commit himself";
    - hesitancy, hesitation, disinclination, indisposition
  2. (physics) opposition to magnetic flux (analogous to electric resistance)

Derived forms: reluctances

Type of: electrical phenomenon, involuntariness, unwillingness

Encyclopedia: Reluctance