(physics) opposition to magnetic flux (analogous to electric resistance)
reluctance, hesitancy, hesitation, disinclination, indisposition(noun)
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.
alt. of Reluctancy
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
Examples of reluctance in a Sentence
The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius.
There's still reluctance to adopt bigger bags for a nuanced product like specialty coffees.
Debugging is anticipated with distaste, performed with reluctance, and bragged about forever.
The most important problem remains those factors that we cannot measure – specifically the reluctance to invest.
The risk going forward is that there will be reluctance to participate in local politics because it has become so dangerous.
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Translations for reluctance
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- haluttomuus, reluktanssi, vastahakoisuusFinnish
- tegenzin, magnetische weerstandDutch
- repulsie, codire, reluctanță, ezitareRomanian
- неохота, нежеланиеRussian
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