(physics) opposition to magnetic flux (analogous to electric resistance)
reluctance, hesitancy, hesitation, disinclination, indispositionnoun
a certain degree of unwillingness
"a reluctance to commit himself"; "his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition"; "after some hesitation he agreed"
Unwillingness to do something.
Hesitancy in taking some action.
That property of a magnetic circuit analogous to resistance in an electric circuit.
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The Standard Electrical Dictionary
In a magnetic circuit or portion thereof, the resistance offered to the flow of lines of force. The magnetic circuit as has already been stated is treated like an electric circuit, and in it reluctance occupies the place of resistance in the electric circuit. It is the reciprocal of permeance. S. P. Thompson expresses the law thus: Total number of magnetic lines = (magneto-motive force) / (magnetic reluctance) Synonyms--Magnetic Reluctance-Magnetic Resistance.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'reluctance' in Nouns Frequency: #2955
The numerical value of reluctance in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of reluctance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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As the economy has suffered from the crisis, unemployment has risen ... particularly in poorer areas and amongst the young people, so the debate on employment has always been very sensitive, and there was a reluctance to address it.
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- haluttomuus, reluktanssi, vastahakoisuusFinnish
- tegenzin, magnetische weerstandDutch
- repulsie, codire, reluctanță, ezitareRomanian
- неохота, нежеланиеRussian
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