Reluctance
Reluctance Re*luc"tance (r?-l?k"tans), Reluctancy Re*luc"tan*cy (-tan-s?), n. [See {Reluctant}.] 1. The state or quality of being reluctant; repugnance; aversion of mind; unwillingness; -- often followed by an infinitive, or by to and a noun, formerly sometimes by against. ``Tempering the severity of his looks with a reluctance to the action.'' --Dryden.

Syn: Syn. See {Dislike}. [1913 Webster]

He had some reluctance to obey the summons. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

Bear witness, Heaven, with what reluctancy Her helpless innocence I doom to die. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. (Elec.) Magnetic resistance, being equal to the ratio of magnetomotive force to magnetic flux. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • Reluctance — Réluctance La réluctance permet de quantifier une propriété physique : l aptitude d un circuit magnétique à s opposer à sa pénétration par un champ magnétique. Cette grandeur a été créée par analogie avec la notion de résistance. L inverse… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • réluctance — [ relyktɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1904; angl. reluctance, du lat. reluctari « résister » ♦ Phys. Dans un circuit magnétique, Quotient de la force magnétomotrice par le flux associé. La réluctance est l équivalent magnétique de la résistance électrique. ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • reluctance — I noun antipathy, averseness, aversion, coactus, deprecation, diffidence, disaffection, disapproval, disfavor, disinclination, dislike, dissent, distaste, doubt, hesitance, hesitancy, hesitation, indisposedness, indisposition, indocility, invitus …   Law dictionary

  • reluctance — 1640s, act of struggling against, from obsolete verb reluct to struggle or rebel against (1520s), from L. reluctari to struggle against, from re against + luctari to struggle. Meaning unwillingness is first attested 1660s …   Etymology dictionary

  • reluctance — ► NOUN ▪ unwillingness or disinclination to do something …   English terms dictionary

  • reluctance — [ri luk′təns] n. 1. the fact or state of being reluctant; unwillingness 2. Rare opposition; revolt 3. Elec. the resistance offered to magnetic flux by a magnetic circuit, equal to the magnetomotive force divided by the magnetic flux: similar to… …   English World dictionary

  • Réluctance — La réluctance permet de quantifier une propriété physique : l aptitude d un circuit magnétique à s opposer à sa pénétration par un champ magnétique. Cette grandeur a été créée par analogie avec la notion de résistance. L inverse de la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • reluctance — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, deep, extreme, great, marked ▪ a certain ▪ I noticed a certain reluctance among the teachers. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • reluctance — n. 1) to display, show reluctance 2) extreme, great reluctance 3) reluctance to + inf. (her reluctance to get involved was understandable) * * * [rɪ lʌktəns] great reluctance show reluctance extreme to display reluctance to + inf. (her reluctance …   Combinatory dictionary

  • reluctance — re|luc|tance [rıˈlʌktəns] n [singular, U] when someone is unwilling to do something, or when they do something slowly to show that they are not very willing ▪ Wells finally agreed, but with reluctance. reluctance to do sth ▪ a reluctance to share …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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