Definition of reluctance in English:


Syllabification: re·luc·tance
Pronunciation: /riˈləktəns


  • 1Unwillingness or disinclination to do something: she sensed his reluctance to continue
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    • This may be because of misconceptions among patients and reluctance among patients to use inhalers.
    • She did so with reluctance certain that her urgent plea would go unanswered.
    • If the findings are accurate, our reluctance to travel by airplane is abating.
  • 1.1 Physics The property of a magnetic circuit of opposing the passage of magnetic flux lines, equal to the ratio of the magnetomotive force to the magnetic flux.

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